Natural Farming Chat for Cloud and On-device

Created by team Team Tonic on March 07, 2024

Cultivating the Future of Farming: Natural Farming Chat Welcome to a revolutionary future of sustainable agriculture, powered by AI! Natural Farming Chat is a cutting-edge project that leverages the power of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) to bring greater accuracy and accessibility to the world of agronomy and agricultural practices. Here's the exciting journey of our four prototypes: 1. From Text to Expertise: We built a prototype using Vectara's indexing and chat APIs to create an interactive dialogue system. Users could ask questions and receive accurate answers based on a vast database of agricultural knowledge. While we encountered some technical hurdles, it laid the foundation for further exploration. 2. DIY Solutions for Sustainable Farming: Undeterred, we embraced the challenge and pivoted to Chaindesk, a Vectara competitor. This allowed us to develop a working version that empowers users to create custom organic fertilizers tailored to their specific crops and geographic location. 3. Pushing the Boundaries: Our ambition led us to explore local deployments and advanced functionalities. We successfully utilized Ollama, but integrating RAG elements locally proved tricky. Additionally, we attempted a more advanced version on Hugging Face Spaces, encountering a technical hurdle with model weights, leaving it unfinished for now. What sets us apart? Multiple Prototypes: We created four different prototypes, including webapps and on-device. A collaborative effort: Team Tonic and Copyleft Cultivars, a non-profit championing open-source knowledge, united to democratize sustainable farming knowledge. A global perspective: Our international team, with members in the USA and France, brings diverse perspectives and expertise. Unwavering commitment: We faced challenges head-on, adapting and learning with each iteration, demonstrating our commitment to innovation. Join us in fostering a future where sustainable farming is accessible and empowering for all!

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"Great usecase for a RAG chatbot application! Awesome to overcome challenges and provide accurate, accessible tools for the agricultural community."


Fabian Stehle

Dev at NN

"great use of technology. ppt lacks many items including business part. some refinement of the idea is needed. continue working on your app and keep progress."


Walaa Nasr Elghitany

Lablab Head Judge