In this NZ Tech Week session, AUT alumni Luke Butters, who heads up Hectre's R&D division, will share the story of Spectre - Hectre's computer vision AI fruit sizing tool which is hitting it big with fruit growers and enterprise in New Zealand and the US, and is now being sought out by growers and enterprise across the globe.
A recent study suggests that overall global food production will need to increase by up to 70% by 2050. Much of this increase in food will be focused on fruit and vegetable production with the challenge of producing more food on the same, if not less, volume of land. Growers will need to grow smarter, and to grow smarter, they'll need knowledge - knowledge which comes from data.
Computer vision AI technology has a massive role to play in delivering that data, making tech careers in hort more exciting than ever before. AI skilled university grads are needed in today's industry to deliver fresh thinking, relevance, and creative solutions. Hear the 5D story of need Detection, solution Design, tech Development, product Deployment and solution Delivery that has seen Spectre fly, learn what's next and get involved with some Q&A.
If you've got an interest in computer vision AI, tech in general, careers in AgriTech or horticulture, or just love hearing a great Kiwi success story, join us at this free event. Once the presentation and Q&A have concluded, join the Hectre team for casual networking and a slice of pizza.
Hectre is on a mission to create the world's simplest orchard technologies in an effort to increase adoption of AgriTech and to improve the lives and businesses of growers around the world.
Special thanks to AUT for hosting this event.
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Luke joined Hectre in 2019 after completing his Master’s and an internship supported by a Callaghan Innovation R&D Experience Grant. Tasked with leading Spectre’s development, he's since gone on to build an outstanding team of talent who are delivering world first tech to a global customer base.