The old McDonald's had a pigcloning robot.

The South China Morning Post says that a fully-automated cloning process is now available. The amount of error seen during manual cloning attempts is said to have been reduced by the use of the artificial intelligence system.

According to the scientists at the College of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Nagoya, this tech could lead to the creation of cloned animals.

The process of cloning is time consuming and delicate. Human error and the tediousness of the procedure have been major obstacles to commercialization.

Maybe until now.

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Pan Dengke, one of the researchers, said that his long hours have resulted in back problems, and that automation could relieve some of the pain.

According to his colleague, the system can calculate the strain within a cell and direct the robot to use minimal force to complete the cloning process.

Pork is important in China and is high on the agenda of the Chinese president. The hog industry is still recovering from an outbreak of African swine virus that decimated its breeding stock. The industry has since been looking to regain self-sufficiency as a result of the loss of so many healthy sows.

The efficient, automated cloning practice will result in more accessible, high-quality pig stock for the less well-off while also aiding the national self-sufficiency efforts, according to the South China Morning Post.

It would be great if we could provide accessible food to a larger group of people. The full impact of commercial cloning is still being seen.

Animals are being cloned to keep their content fresh after they die.