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    About 200 of the 2,000 cows at Seven Oaks Dairy in Georgia have collar devices that monitor, among other things, their physical activity and when they are in heat.

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    Cows with monitoring collars graze at Seven Oaks.

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    Extra monitoring collars for cows sit in the office at Seven Oaks Dairy.

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    Cows with monitoring collars head in for milking.

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    Cows are moved from one pasture to another at Seven Oaks. Hundreds of the cows' tiniest movements are tracked through their collars; the AI system then graphs and dissects those movements en masse.

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    Richard Watson, owner of Seven Oaks, displays the app on his smartphone that monitors data from his cows.

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    Cliff Reindl prepares to milk a cow at Seven Oaks. Reindl is the general manager at all three dairies owned by Hart Agriculture.

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    Cows with monitoring collars wait to head back to pasture after being milked at the dairy in Waynesboro, Georgia.

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    Cliff Reindl enters data on a computer at the dairy. As Seven Oaks Dairy rolls out its AI system, other farmers are questioning the role of technology in their industry.

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    Richard Watson, owner of Hart Agriculture, at Seven Oaks Dairy.

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