In the greenhouse challenge ——AI cucumber competition initiated by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Microsoft's team defeated Tencent and Intel and other human horticultural experts to become the ultimate winners, Tencent and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The iGrow team is ranked second.
A total of 5 AI teams participated in the competition. They controlled the greenhouse remotely, and their AI needed to manipulate the drive and make decisions based on water volume and lighting. The human engineers behind the AI could not interfere, and only when the cucumber was finally picked up could human participation. At the same time, there is another pure artificial planting team as a reference.
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The game started on August 27 this year and ended on December 7. Wageningen University said that the Sonoma team of Microsoft Research and the Dutch and Danish university students is the only team that has planted more than 50 kg of cucumber per square meter, ranking first in terms of total production and net profit. First, the human team is close behind.
The competition is not only about which cucumbers are produced higher, but the teams must also adopt sustainable development measures. In terms of final total scores, the total output, AI strategy and sustainability scores are 50%, 30% and 20% respectively. .
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In terms of sustainability scores, although the human team used less electricity per kilogram of cucumber than all AI teams, the highest score was obtained by Sonoma.
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