Ildar Rakhmatulin at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, and his colleagues equipped a laser with two cameras and a small computer running an AI model that can be trained to target certain types of insect.

They say this is more environmentally friendly than insecticides.

But I’m wondering what happens to the human being who happens to be in the path. And what if my date calls me a cockroach and the AI believes her? (Other people are usually more believable than me…).

I’m not sure this is a great idea, but I really hate cockroaches.

AI-controlled robotic laser can target and kill cockroaches