Quartz: A new AI-powered smartphone app scans banana crops for early signs of disease

Quartz: A new AI-powered smartphone app scans banana crops for early signs of disease. “The banana is the world’s most popular fruit: we consume 100 billion of them a year. And yet, their future is threatened by a spate of diseases that are ravaging crops worldwide. Now, researchers have developed a tool to tackle these silent killers: an artificially-intelligent smartphone app that can scan banana plants for early signs of infection, and alert farmers before it takes hold on their crops.”