G-20 Calls for Use of AI, Robots in Agriculture

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Niigata, May 12 (Jiji Press)--Agriculture ministers of the Group of 20 major economies Sunday adopted a statement that calls for promoting the use of artificial intelligence systems and robots in agriculture.

"We've confirmed the importance of sharing knowledge for the future of agriculture," Japanese agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa told a news conference after the two-day ministerial meeting in the central Japan city of Niigata from Saturday.

The statement said it is essential to create environments that make it easier for agricultural workers to acquire knowledge and skills so that they can utilize advanced technologies.

Such environments would also encourage young people to work in the agricultural sector, the statement said. In Japan, the aging of agricultural workers is a serious problem.

The statement said the G-20 members will play a leading role in improving distribution systems in order to reduce food loss.

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