How did you come to the idea to apply artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies in agriculture, as well as technologies you know in the fight against herbicide spraying?
— My father decided to raise wheat. As a result, financial resources were invested in order to get a good profit. But alas, the harvest was poor and the result was deadly. One of the reasons for the lack of success was weeds and the high cost of herbicides. And then I wondered why it necessary to spray the whole field when this chemical is used to control only weeds. And the idea came from this thought. After we created the first version of prototype together my team, we decided to combine efforts and translate the idea into reality. It seemed to me possible, moreover, likely that this idea has a great future. We became really motivated to implement the idea in the prototype, product and, finally, business. Miras, you are alumni of the first ABC Incubation Program at Nazarbayev University. Moreover, in February you, a 20-year-old second-year student, came one without a team. And we well remember that you did not willingly share your idea with others. Did you want to protect your idea from being stolen or what was the reason for your isolation?
— Initially, it seemed to me that if I could quickly create a prototype, then anyone else would be able to put the idea to any use. Later, when I faced the greatest challenge in implementing a startup, I realized that not everyone is able to bring this idea to fruition for completely various reasons. And if, having overcome the difficulties, he or she can bring the idea to the prototype, this is just too cool. Therefore, I totally changed my perspective and became more sociable and open.