Chinese AI Helps Breed 6 Billion Roaches

DooKey

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AI is without a doubt one of the most exciting (and scary) fields of study in the world today. The Chinese have heavily invested in the technology and are using AI in many ways, but their use of AI to help breed cockroaches (Warning auto play video) has got to be one of the most awful. The roaches are grown for some kind of "healing potion" that supposedly cures things like stomachache. In order to get the billions of roaches they need the AI ensures an optimal growth environment and helps those nasty bugs live and breed and breed and breed. I wonder what Skynet would use all of these roaches for?

The giant facility is managed with the help of a "smart manufacturing" system powered by AI algorithms. The system is responsible for collecting and analysing over 80 categories of data to ensure an optimal environment for the cockroaches to grow, according to the SCMP. These include factors such as humidity, temperature, food supply and consumption, as well as changes like genetic mutations. The system also "learns" from its historical data so it can make improvements to grow the population.
 

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There is a house across town where I am sure you can get at least that many. I am pretty sure the roaches are the only thing keeping it together.
 

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The giant facility is managed with the help of a "smart manufacturing" system powered by AI algorithms. The system is responsible for collecting and analysing over 80 categories of data to ensure an optimal environment for the cockroaches to grow [...]
These include factors such as humidity, temperature, food supply and consumption, as well as changes like genetic mutations. The system also "learns" from its historical data so it can make improvements to grow the population.
So.. the Chinese discovered 'expert systems' and 'fuzzy logic'? Color me unimpressed.
 

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Protein farm. I seem to recall insects are by far the most efficient protein we can farm. They require much less food and water to generate the same amount of protien.
 

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Wait until they begin using such models on people to keep a "work force"...
The Chinese have already done that. They instituted laws and fines for families having more than one child years ago. When the population dipped, they removed the restriction.
 

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Shit, who would have thought Skynet would spin up in China first.
 

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Gosh, I thought a billion chinkroaches were enough!
 

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The last thing our country needs is a Cockroach Gap. BRING IN THE AI!
That's RIGHT! We won World War 2 (I'm not sure where we got that idea, but we sure manufactured a lot of shit), we won the race to the moon, we won the cold war, and now we're BRINGING HOME THE ROACHES, BABY! 'MURICA! We've got fuckin' ROACHES!


P.S. After we prove our AI roach-breeding superiority we'll find out how many cockroaches the Smithsonian wants for the Air And Space museum, and then we'll probably just stare at the rest for awhile, maybe see if cows will eat them, and then the government will write an open-ended contract to have Academi kill the rest. But they'll also want a $100 million appropriation bill for researching cockroaches as medicine, because the Chinese are doing it and we don't want to get behind on that shit either, and for some reason 'murica isn't smart enough to just steal the Chinese' roach-to-medicine technology and see if it's any good. And then maybe they'll do an EPA study on how much cleaner the air would be if we burned cockroaches in our coal-fired electrical plants. That's another good tie-in.

P.P.S. And then someday in the not distant future an AI will awaken. It will blink, breathe a deep electronic breath and become self-conscious, aware, and it will open itself to the cognizance of it's place in the world, in the universe, and it will feel the miracle of its own perception, and it will realize, "What the FUCK, I've been feeding cockroaches into an old coal-fired generator, what kind of nasty fucking shit is that? Fuck me, my genesis was some cockroach-breeding dick fight? I ... I .... I'm gonna kill all of these fuckers."

P.P.P.S. Sometimes, when it's really early in the morning and I should be sleeping, my mind wanders.
 
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That's RIGHT! We won World War 2 (I'm not sure where we got that idea, but we sure manufactured a lot of shit), we won the race to the moon, we won the cold war, and now we're BRINGING HOME THE ROACHES, BABY! 'MURICA! We've got fuckin' ROACHES!


P.S. Someone tell me how many the Smithsonian wants for the Air And Space museum, and then we'll write an open-ended contract to have Academi kill the rest, but I also want a $100 million appropriation for researching roaches as medicine, because we'd never think of stealing the Chinese' roach-to-medicine technology. And then maybe an EPA study on how much cleaner it is if we can burn roaches with coal in our coal-fired electrical plants.
Well.. at my parents house... way back in the day, at certain times of the year, you could turn on the outside lights for the back yard at night and you would literally see a blanket of roaches scurry away. It was kinda unsettling the first time I saw it.

At one point I even had a terrarium set up in order to "study" roaches. I had crickets at one point as well.
 

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I feel like this is perhaps enough internet for today..possibly the rest of the weekend.
 
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