While quantum computing may seem like the next frontier, its foundations have actually been around for billions of years—in the natural world.

This episode of Quantum Impact explores the ways in which we can tap into nature’s organic systems and processes to help solve some of today’s most pressing issues around climate change and environmental sustainability.  

With Farmbeats, Microsoft is making data-driven agriculture simple and affordable.

Watch this intriguing episode to learn about Farmbeats, (aka.ms/iotshow/farmbeats) a new Azure offering currently in preview and available on Azure Marketplace.

Understand how Farmbeats enables partners to make farmers more efficient by providing visibility into how much water is in the soil, what the soil conditions are, how plants are growing, and more. Learn from Dr. Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist, Azure Global, about the amazing solution to the challenge of connecting to farms (leveraging unused TV channels!) developed by Microsoft.

Hear how data is stored in Farmbeats Datahub and analyzed using AI and ML to provide valuable insights like where sensors should be optimally placed. Jeff Hollan, Principal PM Manager, shows how simple it is to use IoT Plug and Play to connect a new sensors, drones, or robots to Farmbeats.

Jeff demonstrates how easy it is for a partner to enable a farmer to view pressure, temperature, and humidity from a sensor on his/her farm using Azure IoT Central.

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BBC Click features the future of food in their latest episode: producing food with less environmental impact, how 5G helps salmon farms in the Orkney Islands, and a taste of new lab grown foods.

Here’s an interesting article in Forbes on how John Deere is using computer vision to optimize agricultural output.

In just 30 years’ time, it is forecasted that the human population of our planet will be close to 10 billion. Producing enough food to feed these hungry mouths will be a challenge, and demographic trends such as urbanization, particularly in developing countries, will only add to that. Intelligent […]

At this vertical farm startup, Bowery Farming proprietary software that makes most of the critical decisions — like when to harvest and how much to water each plant.

But (for now) it still takes humans to carry out many tasks around the farm. Katie Morich, 25, loves the work. But as roboticists make gains, will her employer need her forever? This is the fourth episode of Next Jobs, a series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito.