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Hortifrut to use innovative Driverless AI distribution processes

29 March 2019 | News

World's largest producer of blueberries optimizes distribution with H2O driverless AI

H2O.ai, the open source leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), announced that its automatic machine learning platform, H2O Driverless AI, provides critical machine learning capabilities to Hortifrut, a leading producer and distributor of fresh berries globally. 

Hortifrut, based in Chile, is the largest producer of blueberries in the world and operates farms in Peru, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, the United States, Spain, Morocco, and China, with distribution of fruit across 37 countries. Hortifrut is using Driverless AI on the Intel® Technology Platform to make distribution decisions across their expansive operations. They are able to predict the quality of the blueberries from origin to final destination, increasing the consumer experience, and increasing revenue.

"We are getting great results with H2O Driverless AI. What once took us 3 to 5 months using traditional data science methods, can now be done in 3 to 5 weeks without having to add any additional data scientists to the team," said Gonzalo Bustos, Head of Data Analytics, Hortifrut. "We are building hundreds of models to ensure a quality product arrives at its destination. H2O Driverless AI is and will be instrumental in saving Hortifrut time and costs associated with growing and shipping quality blueberries to all points of the world." 


Hortifrut, a global business platform and worldwide leader in the production and commercialization of berries, leverages Driverless AI in order to have better predictive insights into the quality of their blueberries.

By using Driverless AI, Hortifrut is able to scale their data science efforts in order to deliver use cases such as predicting the quality of blueberries based on features such as variety, farm origin, shipping time, vessel and packaging. Hortifrut is also using Driverless AI to predict future production of the blueberries dependent on the origin, weather, variety, and more.

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