UC Davis Researchers Using Artificial Intelligence to Address Food Insecurity
- There are many ways artificial intelligence makes day-to-day activities more efficient. Now a team of UC Davis researchers is working to find ways that AI technology may improve complex food systems and help communities plan for a more sustainable future.
Patrick Huber, a project scientist with the Food Systems Lab at UC Davis, is among the researchers working to develop an information system to build “smart foodsheds,” a linked network of datasets and people so local communities can track where crops are grown, processed and distributed. Huber says creating AI-enabled cyberinfrastructure could enhance food security in local regions and beyond.