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AI is getting closer to replacing animal testing

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  • Good to see technology being used for good purposes! It's so funny, I'm in the midst of the A.I. frenzy here in SF but I almost completely forgot that there are more humane causes than data collection for marketing purposes. OK, it's a bit exaggerated but the thought here is: let's apply more of our

    Good to see technology being used for good purposes! It's so funny, I'm in the midst of the A.I. frenzy here in SF but I almost completely forgot that there are more humane causes than data collection for marketing purposes. OK, it's a bit exaggerated but the thought here is: let's apply more of our intellectual resources and capital into making this life better for all living creatures.

  • A primary result animal testing seeks is to determine the volume by weight of a substance that is needed to kill one half of a population of lab animals-known in the pharmaceutical industry as LD-50.

    These tests are vital in that human use is approved and based, in part, on the findings from testing of lab animals.

  • Would be super beneficial for all companies to switch to AI from animal testing. Would really boost sales as it will now allow vegan, vegetarians, etc to now purchase its products.

  • This sounds like a major breakthrough that will result in faster approval of products and a more ready acceptance by the consumer; all with less ethical stigma.

  • I am root for the peole who use AI for good things for earth.

  • Awesome and needed

    “The AI was trained to predict how toxic tens of thousands of unknown chemicals could be, based on previous animal tests, and the algorithm’s results were shown to be as accurate as live animal tests.

    The algorithm can predict results from nine different tests, from skin corrosion

    Awesome and needed

    “The AI was trained to predict how toxic tens of thousands of unknown chemicals could be, based on previous animal tests, and the algorithm’s results were shown to be as accurate as live animal tests.

    The algorithm can predict results from nine different tests, from skin corrosion to eye irritation, which authors say comprised 57% of all animal testing done in the EU in 2011.”

  • I remember a techie person telling me that someday my phone would “do everything”. Looking at the flip phone, I admit my imagination was limited. What could this little flip phone possibly “do”? I think that is where we as regular folks are with AI. Then you read a story like this and you remember the

    I remember a techie person telling me that someday my phone would “do everything”. Looking at the flip phone, I admit my imagination was limited. What could this little flip phone possibly “do”? I think that is where we as regular folks are with AI. Then you read a story like this and you remember the first time a friend used a gps app. Ah! I get it!

  • Amen to that 🐒

  • Fascinating that an entire industry will disappear seemingly overnight.

  • What will all the out of work animals do when AI replaces them?