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Lee Redden (Blue River Technology, John Deere): “Entrepreneurship, AI, and Agriculture: How ML is Changing Industries”
September 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker: Lee Redden (Blue River Technology, John Deere)
Title: Entrepreneurship, AI, and Agriculture: How ML is Changing Industries
Abstract: In this talk, Lee will go through 3 parts:
1. His entrepreneurship journey and the formation of Blue River Technology from a class at Stanford to an idea worth working on, to a company operating on 10% of the lettuce in the US.
2. The computer vision technology and journey behind the see and spray system up until acquisition
3. Advances in control systems
Bio: Lee Redden is the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Blue River Technology, and chief scientist of John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions group. He specializes in computer vision systems for centimeter level plant-by-plant actions and weed removal. Since the Blue River acquisition, Lee has been focused on advanced control systems to make highly dynamic machines.