In china: towards an industrialization of baby production?

The Chinese government is intractable in 2018 against a doctor who
gives birth to twin girls from a genetically modified embryo. There
Chinese justice sentences him to 3 years in prison for illegal practice. 
Some scientists have denounced an unfair trial, citing the importance of 
research science in the development of mankind. Others defended the place 
of morality in scientific innovation. These two blocks still exist and they
become much more radical now with the rapid evolution of artificial 
intelligence that affects all areas of life.

Many scientists are calling for a moratorium to better order the
artificial intelligence research. Among them, one of the leading figures in 
research in artificial intelligence and professor at the University of Montreal 
Joshua Bengio. We we will come back to the teacher in our next edition. 
If the scientists come out of their silence because of the spread of ChatGPT 
and the crazy evolution of other even more capable robots like GPT-4 of the image, 
a large number of these experts seem not to have seen the establishment, by china, 
of artificial wombs assisted by artificial intelligence. 
The process is still in progress experimental but nevertheless, it should have 
worried many researchers who defend ethics in scientific development.

To solve the birth rate problem in China, the government is no longer at
the time of the condemnation of the doctor who produces binoculars but he wants to 
go faster by implementing an industrial method for producing babies.
According to an article published by the French radio Europe1, Chinese scientists
want to go faster than music, or rather than nature.

An artificial uterus in the form of a plastic bag houses an embryo and it is
driven by an artificial intelligence, also called an artificial nanny. And of
many tubes are connected to it to pass liquid to nourish the embryo
in question. The device makes it possible to monitor the development of embryos 
without handle them and thus guarantee the entire functioning of the system. 
Under assistance of a computer which displays any anomaly, the flow of food under
form of the liquid is managed by an artificial intelligence and everything happens 
as if the fetus was in its mother's womb.

This artificial nanny therefore, whose role is to detect any anomaly and
report any major problem to a technician, she also has the task of classifying
embryos according to their state of health and the potential they present for 
their future development.

We are already talking about the success of this method which has been tested on 
mice by scientists from Suzhou University. Industrially, this method
could result in the creation of vast baby sheds and in the madness of
Chinese scientists respond to the problems of the collapse of the birth rate by

This invention is explained as a revolution in newspapers in China
since journalists already present it as a solution to the birth rate. Philosopher
Frenchman Michel Onfray spoke to him on C-News about the "production of the barbarians". 
Of the ethical questions arise and they will fuel a huge controversy in the
coming days. And the battle promises to be complicated on both sides. 
According to the newspaper online futura galaxy, chinese researchers show 
themselves much more cautious.

Scientists in China currently remain within the bounds of the law. There
research focuses on animal embryos. Chinese scientists therefore dare not
not exceed 14 days of development limited by international law for the
research. On the other hand, the Chinese researchers are frustrated and they 
would like continue far beyond because "there are still many unsolved mysteries
on the physiology of typical human embryonic development" according to Sun
Haixuan, who was the head of the research. Chinese researchers are convinced
that this study, if he were to find a cover of international law to
to do, could make it possible to push even further the knowledge on the
fetal growth and developmental abnormalities.

Chinese law does not help matters either. It constitutes an obstacle for
the use of an artificial uterus for human babies. Like gestation for
others is prohibited in China, the artificial uterus would outlaw any hospital 
that would use this process. "I don't think any hospital would want to take on 
this responsibility," Sun Haixuan further explained. The ethical question will 
dominate the artificial intelligence research debate. No one is calling for the 
end of this innovative technology but sensitize the states to legislate in order 
to order the artificial intelligence research.