Subang, West Java — SMARTernak by DycodeX, Indonesia’s first home-grown Precision Livestock Farming solution based on Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), conducted its fourth in-field trial on a cattle farm in Subang, West Java on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. This will be the second time SMARTernak trials in Subang, previously having visited the city in May 2018.
We’re happy to be introducing SMARTernak to more cattle farmers in the West Java area,” DycodeX CEO Andri Yadi remarks. “We hope to bring SMARTernak’s IoT and AI technologies to improve cattle farming in more farms throughout Indonesia.”
This field testing commenced by SMARTernak, after we previously conducted trials in Subang and Padang Mengatas, receiving positive receiving feedback from the local cattle farmers. The field testing’s objectives are twofold: to collect behavioral patterns from cattle to improve Artificial Intelligence and to introduce SMARTernak to more cattle farmers.
In-field trials allow SMARTernak’s AI to collect behavioral patterns from real cattle farms. Collecting behavioral patterns is an important step to effectively “teach” real-life knowledge into SMARTernak’s Artificial Intelligence (AI). One of these data is cattle movement which will ultimately be used by the AI to predict future cattle movement and activities. Cattle farmers can then use this data to effectively manage cattle and prevent unwanted occurrences from happening.
SMARTernak field testing is also to get real feedback straight from the people who know it best: Indonesian cattle farmers. Receiving feedback from actual cattle farmers is an essential step for us in the improvement of SMARTernak so it can be optimized further.
“Having a device that reads live data from cattle saves us from having to periodically report directly to the farm owner, which is usually difficult because he is not always around,” says Mr. Andi, a local cattle herder.