Sudoku puzzles and Sugar Harvesting

The CSIRO in Australia has developed a computer program to crack the Japanese Sudoku puzzle, and in doing so is able to save the sugar industry millions of dollars in harvesting costs.

Apparently the problem solving required to crack the puzzle mirrors the decision-making needed for efficient harvesting.

“Conditions and problems faced in the sugar industry have a lot of commonality to a Sudoku puzzle.”

Check out the full article here.

Check out the CSIRO press release here.


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