I came across this great article on some more out there use cases for data science.
Desired Outcome : “Farmers want to focus and spend their time on growing delicious vegetables. I’d like to automate the sorting tasks before taking the farm business over from my parents.”
Farmer Makoto built a system that uses Raspberry Pi 3 as the main controller to take images of the cucumbers with a camera, and in a first phase, runs a small-scale neural network on TensorFlow to detect whether or not the image is of a cucumber. It then forwards the image to a larger TensorFlow neural network running on a Linux server to perform a more detailed classification.