Digital Twins for tomatoes, food and farming
researchers Wageningen University are going to work on Digital Twins in the areas of tomatoes, food and farming. The projects are called Virtual tomato crops; Me, my diet and I; and Digital Future Farm. Digital Twins, one of the three investment themes of the WUR Strategic Plan 2019-2022, is a relatively new concept: computer models of individual objects or processes that are updated on the basis of real-time information.
…”Digital twins are constructed using sensors and new detection systems, in combination with a higher degree of data connectivity, mutually connected computer systems and artificial intelligence. They aren’t just being used to understand, describe and analyse this reality, but also to predict the future of the objects in question. This technological exploration needs to be accompanied by an understanding of ethical and social boundaries of all potential applications.”