Taranis CEO, Ofir Schlam is a fourth-generation farmer. Raised in Israel, he comes from a family of farmers who have grown cotton and wheat for the last 4 generations. His professional career started when he began his B.Sc. in Math & Computer Science at the age of 16 as part of a program for outstanding students at BIU and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the age of 19. For his military service, Ofir served in an elite technological unit of the Prime Minister's Office, where he was involved in developing and leading groundbreaking technology projects. During that time he also earned his M.Sc in cryptography at age of 22. Ofir moved up in the organization and in his last position before starting Taranis, he managed an R&D department of 15 software engineers on classified projects. Ofir and his 3 co-founders started Taranis in 2015 with a mission to help farmers protect their crops more efficiently.
Thursday - October 18, 2018
Revolutionizing a 4 Trillion Dollar Industry using Sub-Millimeter Imagery and AI
In this session, CEO Ofir Schlam will talk about the huge opportunity in agriculture, a 4 Trillion dollar industry that saw little disruption in recent decades. Another unbelievable number is 35% - the amount of crop losses every farmer in the world faces annually by weeds, diseases, insects, and fertilizer deficiencies. Ofir will explain Taranis' unique AI challenges in developing AgroBrain – our AI agronomist and AgroSet the...
Deep Learning and AI