Chinese scientists have created a babysitter robot to care for a fetus in an artificial womb.

Chinese scientists have created a babysitter robot to care for a fetus in an artificial womb.

Researchers in east China’s Suzhou city said they have successfully developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can track the growth of embryos inside an artificial womb. According to the South China Morning Post, at the moment we are talking about animal testing.

According to Professor Sun Haixuan of the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, the technology allows a robotic system (or “nanny”) to control, adjust and care for mouse embryos.

The developers claim that the “nanny” has surpassed its human predecessors, as it is able to track the development of animal embryos with “unprecedented accuracy.” The babysitter robot uses a photographic process that “takes ultra-clear images of various depths by quickly switching between different lenses.”

“AI technology helps the babysitter robot detect the slightest signs of changes in embryos and fine-tune carbon dioxide, nutrition and environmental exposure. The babysitter robot can even rank embryos based on health status and developmental potential,” the SCMP said.

The goal of the technology is to better understand the origin of life and human embryonic development, and to provide a theoretical framework for addressing birth defects and other serious reproductive health problems.

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