Startup Spotlight: Raleigh agtech startup shines as pandemic drives in

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RALEIGH – Spending more time indoors is just part of life for most people these days.
But today’s indoor farming industry faces two major problems.

First, workers who have experience creating and managing environmental conditions for indoor plant growth are both expensive and difficult to find.
Second, during a pandemic, most indoor farms can’t continue operating, due to their dependence on that scarce human labor.Raleigh-based AgEye Technologies says it has a solution for both problems. The artificial intelligence-based company, which typically provides its indoor farming customers AI-powered cameras, sensors and predictive analytics, calls its pandemic-beater “a plant scientist in a box.”
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AgTech Breakthrough, a global market intelligence organization, likes what AgEye has come up with. It has given a big “aye” to AgEye by naming it one of the Top Five Artificial Intelligence Startups Impacting Agriculture. And it also recently conferred its inaugural Indoor Farming Company of the Year award to AgEye.
Indoor farming has emerged as one of the leading solutions to a global food security crisis that includes widespread food shortages, increasing food …

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