If all goes well, they could eliminate herbicides, replenish topsoil, and reduce carbon consumption — all while feeding the world. Bloomberg’s Amanda Little on the army of AI robots that will feed the world. (Unless, you know, they decide they don’t want to feed you anymore…)

+ While we’re on the topic of bots, listen to this excellent episode of the podcast IRL: Bot or Not. IRL is presented by NextDraft’s fearless sponsor, Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, the browser that’s on your side (and also the best browser).