Leading AI company SingularityNET, whose platform lets anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale, has announced a partnership with HARA at the World Web Forum in Zurich to offer AI-powered crop diagnosis and data analytics to Indonesian farmers. HARA aims to bring critical information like soil quality, grain price, and land ownership onto blockchain so farmers can increase annual yields.
“From its conception, SingularityNET has been committed to broadening access to AI. We want to see a world where AI is open and decentralized—accessed and influenced by all. HARA’s grassroots focus falls right in line with this goal,” said Arif Khan, SingularityNET VP Of Marketing and Partnerships. “In Indonesia, family-owned farms represent the core of the country’s economy, but that’s not reflected in the distribution of wealth. This partnership will help change that and as a native of the ASEAN region, we couldn’t be prouder to see a leading player like HARA tackle this challenge head-on.”
All data inputted into HARA can be recorded in an immutable fashion, peer-reviewed, rated, transacted via tokens, and encrypted. By partnering with SingurlityNET, HARA will be able to leverage SingularityNET’s decentralized AI platform, thereby broadening their ability to access algorithms that could diagnose and understand crop diseases for better agricultural outcomes. Additionally, the partnership will further drive SingularityNET’s ongoing research regarding automated crop diagnosis in response to field-ravaging epidemics across the globe, which has the explicit goal of bringing more AI tools and resources to farmers in developing countries.
“HARA is targeting smallholder farmers. We want to connect these farmers with financial institutions and distributors, transition them to blockchain, and arm them with a leapfrog technology that equips them with better data so they can have better yields, said Regi Wahyu, CEO at HARA.
“SingularityNET offers a truly versatile team of AI experts, while we offer unrivaled access to labelled and innovative data. And we all care deeply about data entrepreneurship, creating frictionless payments, building symbiotic communities, and integrating blockchain technology.”
A glimpse of the HARA ecosystem can be seen here:
In short, financial institutions, insurance companies, and fertilizer companies can retrieve data through the HARA platform. The result: cheaper customer acquisition for businesses and aster loan disbursements and high repayment rates. And once again, farmers don’t just monetize data but gain access to large amounts of primary data. of primary data, refined data, and near real-time data that can improve their yields.