The Future of Cannabis: How AI Will Change the Way We Grow and Use Weed
Despite including a vast range of fields, artificial intelligence can be broadly defined as a machine-managed function with a positive impact on mankind.
Particularly, AI gathers and deciphers input data and offers distinctive and adaptable responses to the human experience in a completely user-friendly manner, which is the primary reason why so many industries incorporate it in their practices, including driverless cars, smartphones, and even cannabis production, which is gaining unmatched popularity.
Artificial intelligence gives customers the best customizability so they may also enjoy the ease provided when, for instance, choosing to use the self-checkout at the supermarket.
The cannabis industry is also beginning to use AI, which is a powerful tool used to assist in growing cannabis plants that are consistent and unique. It is mostly used by cannabis businesses to track the seeds of their plants.
Monitoring PH Levels
How acidic or alkaline anything is can be determined by its pH. The pH scale goes from 1 to 14, with 7 being considered neutral (the pH of pure water). An object is deemed acidic if its pH value is lower than 7. A material is alkaline if its pH is more than 7, as is the case with soaps, bleach, and ammonia.
In more technical words, pH level is related to the number of hydrogen ions present, such as in the water you give your plants.
Water with a pH of 6 is already 10 times more acidic than water with a pH of 7 because the pH scale is logarithmic to the base 10.
Cannabis cultivation seems like a simple operation, but producing plants for industrial usage may call for specialized tools to measure pH.
Monitoring growing area variables including lighting, temperature, air circulation, soil, and water pH, and fertilizer levels can be done with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
To make cannabis growing and cultivation simpler, more effective, and more fruitful, machines may be used to monitor and make urgent adjustments. Large-scale cannabis farms are upgrading and are now using robots. These machines help them produce quality plants and make sure that they have everything necessary.
On the other hand, these machines can help with a lot of other aspects too.
These robots can assist with space planning, keep an eye out for increasing issues, and make any necessary corrections. Drones, artificial intelligence-enabled cameras, and A.I. sensors are now being used to capture photographs or videos of the whole plantation. This allows business owners to have 24/7 surveillance.
Monitoring The Quality OF The Plant
Thanks to AI cannabis seeds can be photographed during germination, and seedlings can be photographed during emergence. High-resolution cameras and tailored LED illumination are used in specialized imaging solutions to capture high-quality images of the samples that facilitate easier analysis in the future.
As soon as germination occurs, the image processing software may measure the results of the seedlings that have sprouted, such as the root or shoot length.
The machine learning algorithms can identify characteristics of seeds and seedlings as well as damage or disease infestations.
The ensuing learning procedure makes sure that the image analysis method accurately and consistently identifies the desired characteristics.
For both security and compliance concerns, properly positioned cameras that can be watched from a distance are crucial. Most of the time, security cameras must offer a clear view of everyone on the property, as well as of all locations where cannabis products are handled, as well as external perimeters and parking lots.
The areas where cannabis is cultivated, produced, manufactured, and waste is removed must be covered by cameras at cultivation facilities. It is simple to see how the required number of cameras grows exponentially.
However, it’s the live broadcast that gives users the ability to observe crimes as they happen and instantly transmit information to security personnel or nearby emergency personnel. Some jurisdictions demand round-the-clock live surveillance.
Avoiding Pollution Of The Environment
Last but not least, this is one of the most important perks when it comes to using AI in cannabis production. With smart systems, machines, and programs we will be able to protect the environment and not create any waste during the production process.