Cockroach Farm Uses AI Technology To Manage Billions Of Cockroaches
Recently, in the country of China, a vast amount of cockroach farms have been established. Every one of these many cockroach farms produces millions of cockroaches regularly. However, no cockroach farm in China can match the productivity demonstrated by a particular farm located in the town of Xichang, in the southwestern Sichuan province. The area where the cockroach breeding grounds are located spans the length and width of two football fields. Each year, within this large area, twenty eight thousand cockroaches are produced for every square foot of space. The farm produces approximately six billion cockroaches annually. At no point in history have so many cockroaches reproduced within such a confined area. The sheer scope of the cockroach farming operation has led to many scientific and technological advancements that have been praised by the Chinese Government. In response to these advancements, the government presented the owners with the prestigious National Science Award.
You may wonder why a nation would raise so many cockroaches within industrial farms, especially when there already exists plenty of cockroaches active within the wild, and not to mention within people’s homes. It should not be surprising that physicians in China practice a different approach toward medicine. The Country has a rich history of herbal or “natural” medical treatments, and this is where cockroaches fit in. Many citizens of China use cockroach-based products to alleviate certain health conditions, particularly skin conditions. Cockroaches are also used for making a “healing potion” that is popular among the people of China. Each cockroach raised in the enormous Xichang farm will eventually be used for making only medical remedies.
The most amazing aspect of the farm in Xichang is the fact that the farm’s operations are managed by a computer system that uses Artificial Intelligence. Before researchers developed the particular AI system used in the farm, nobody thought that a cockroach farm could pull off the high degree of manufacturing productivity that has been demonstrated in the Xichang farm. This seemingly impossible level of productivity was made possible by the AI system’s ability to regulate all aspects of climate as well as monitoring genetic mutations occurring within cockroach families.
Do you think that cockroaches are the most abundant insects on earth?