SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (July 10, 2017) – Hortau was recently named a CogX Award finalist in the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Agriculture category.
The awards were handed out on June 20 at the CogX Innovation Exchange and Annual Awards in London, an event that brought together more than 350 of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence experts from industry, academia and government.
The AI Innovation Awards were judged by a panel of experts from the advisory board of CognitionX. Entrants were judged on product idea, team and the long term sustainable advantage of the product. According to event organizers, “the result was a shortlist of finalists representing the most innovative and disruptive businesses in the world of AI.”
Hortau was a finalist in the Best AI Product in Agriculture category along with Prospera (winner) and Abundant Robotics.
“We are at the dawn of a revolution in Artificial Intelligence that will transform our lives,” CognitionX Founder and CEO Charlie Muirhead said in a statement. “The AI Innovation Awards honor those that have already made ground-breaking achievements. It’s a huge privilege to be bringing together the incredible minds who are making pioneering advancements in this technology.”
Other winners from the CogX AI Innovation Awards included Tesla (Best Overall Product), DeepMind (Best Overall Innovation) and UiPath (Outstanding Achievement).
Learn more about the CogX Awards at https://cogx.co.
Hortau, a global leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management systems, was founded in 2002 by two agriculturally minded entrepreneurs, Dr. Jean Caron, agronomist, Ph.D in Soil Physics, and Jocelyn Boudreau, agricultural engineer, M.Sc. in Soil Physics.
Hortau’s patented, irrigation management solutions help growers detect crop stress, ensuring optimal growth while reducing water use, energy consumption and nutrient loss.
Hortau has offices, representatives and technicians throughout the U.S. and Canada.