“Fitbit for Cows” Uses Deep Learning to Provide Insights for Dairy Farmers

To meet the demand of the world’s growing population, farmers need to improve the productivity of their herds.

Amsterdam-based Connecterra recently raised nearly $2 million to further develop their GPU-accelerated deep learning solution that consists of a wearable device that monitors each animal in the herd and transmits the data to a cloud platform for analysis and prediction of behavioral patterns.

“A little over a year ago, we started with a vision to contribute to solving the problems that impact the future of our planet by combining sensors and machine learning technologies,” said Yasir Khokhar, CEO of Connecterra. “Today we are turning that vision into reality by bringing usable technology to farmers, helping them increase productivity and keep the herd healthier, while reducing the impact on the environment.”

The startup expects to make the service commercially available in the first half of 2016.

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