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Environmental and ethical negative implications of AI in agriculture and proposed mitigation measures

U.A. Okengwu
L.N. Onyejegbu
L.U. Oghenekaro
M.O. Musa
A.O. Ugbari


Numerous ethical and environmental questions are raised by the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in agriculture or precision farming. This study examines  strategies that can solve environmental and ethical concerns as well as the negative effects artificial intelligence in agriculture may have on the environment and society. It employed a thorough literature study to determine the adverse effects of AI on the environment and ethics in Africa, as well  as the suggested counter measures. The rate of carbon emissions is rising as a result of AI models, and constant power supply in our farms. Additionally, the ethical issues around data ownership rights, privacy and security, data bias, and the belief that AI in agriculture will someday entirely replace  occupations designated for farmers were explored, along with suggestions for mitigating each of these issues. African academics, policymakers, and  innovators are crucial for ensuring that AI solutions are in line with African priorities and requirements. 

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