Friday, February 15, 2008

Robots to replace animal testing

The BBC News today said that robots could be used to analyze chemicals and toxic effects of drugs on humans in place of animals.

"The long-term goal is to reduce the cost, time and number of animals used in screening everything from pesticides to household chemicals."

Cool idea, but the problem with robots is that they can only analyze facts and do not have the ability to make connections between two separate pieces of data, so that could be a problem currently.

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