The Digital Village Show

Responsible Innovation in Ag Tech Pt.2

September 06, 2023 Digital Village Season 3 Episode 5
Responsible Innovation in Ag Tech Pt.2
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The Digital Village Show
Responsible Innovation in Ag Tech Pt.2
Sep 06, 2023 Season 3 Episode 5
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Pt. 2 dives deeper into the challenges and opportunities of innovation in the AgTech industry.

We explore the fair exchange of data between farmers and AgTech providers, the need for transparency and issues around data ownership.

The concept of ‘warm data’ is introduced which emphasises the context and interconnectedness of data, and the need for diverse perspectives in decision-making.

Graham Matthews highlight the importance of synthesising data and wisdom to drive responsible innovation and create a more holistic understanding of complex systems.

Quotes

“We’ve been providing all this data and giving it freely, or it’s been taken freely from us and then sold back to us in a package.” - Peter Thompson

“We need to bring back the relational understanding of the world and the interconnectedness of data.” - Nikki Thompson

“Synthesis is the next step from analysis, bringing elements back together with wisdom.” - Professor Graham Williams

Guests

Dr Cara Sitzlein - A CSIRO research scientist who specialises in science commercialisation for the land sector and continues to help bring user friendly tools to agriculture.

Dr Simon Fielke - Also a research scientist in applied human geographical research into the implications of digitalisation of agricultural innovation systems and has published over 35 papers with CSIRO alone.

Professor Graham Williams - A leader in machine learning in AI and prolific author who has served as Principle Research Scientist at CSIRO, Director of Data Science at Microsoft and currently Chief Scientist, Software Innovation Institute at ANU.

Nikki and Peter Thompson - Land stewards in the Maranoa Region in Queensland who have utilised multiple streams of technology for their practices and contributed to industry initiatives such as  Farm Data Code and Rural Connectivity.

Show Notes

Pt. 2 dives deeper into the challenges and opportunities of innovation in the AgTech industry.

We explore the fair exchange of data between farmers and AgTech providers, the need for transparency and issues around data ownership.

The concept of ‘warm data’ is introduced which emphasises the context and interconnectedness of data, and the need for diverse perspectives in decision-making.

Graham Matthews highlight the importance of synthesising data and wisdom to drive responsible innovation and create a more holistic understanding of complex systems.

Quotes

“We’ve been providing all this data and giving it freely, or it’s been taken freely from us and then sold back to us in a package.” - Peter Thompson

“We need to bring back the relational understanding of the world and the interconnectedness of data.” - Nikki Thompson

“Synthesis is the next step from analysis, bringing elements back together with wisdom.” - Professor Graham Williams

Guests

Dr Cara Sitzlein - A CSIRO research scientist who specialises in science commercialisation for the land sector and continues to help bring user friendly tools to agriculture.

Dr Simon Fielke - Also a research scientist in applied human geographical research into the implications of digitalisation of agricultural innovation systems and has published over 35 papers with CSIRO alone.

Professor Graham Williams - A leader in machine learning in AI and prolific author who has served as Principle Research Scientist at CSIRO, Director of Data Science at Microsoft and currently Chief Scientist, Software Innovation Institute at ANU.

Nikki and Peter Thompson - Land stewards in the Maranoa Region in Queensland who have utilised multiple streams of technology for their practices and contributed to industry initiatives such as  Farm Data Code and Rural Connectivity.