McGill, UQAM collaborate on research into AI’s role in dairy welfare


McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal are embarking on a research collaboration that will examine the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in promoting dairy cattle welfare. The project will be led by researchers Elsa Vasseur (McGill) and Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo (UQAM), the inaugural holders of a $5M research chair focused on animal welfare and artificial intelligence. The research will focus on the use of AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect changes in cow welfare before any visible signs appear. Following a brief pilot project on two farms, the researchers will create a network of over 100 farms in Quebec and Ontario that will serve as a digital living lab.

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