In a baffling scientific breakthrough, an artificial bee colony has successfully developed an algorithm for predicting road traffic accidents. However, the electronic buzzers still haven’t mastered the art of locating flowers.
The innovative bee colony, known as “ByteHive,” was created by the research team at Stumbledore University, who initially programmed the tiny drones to pollinate plants. Lead researcher, Dr. Honey Harvester, said, “It’s mind-boggling, really. We were only aiming to combat the declining bee population, and now we have an algorithm capable of predicting road traffic accidents. Sadly, though, our bees can’t find a single flower.”
The so-called “beelinquent” bees have been gathering data, not pollen, in an attempt to revolutionize transportation safety. Dr. Harvester explained, “Our artificial bees have a knack for picking up on traffic patterns and analyzing risky drivers. But ask them to find a daffodil, and they’re just completely lost.”
Despite their inability to carry out basic pollination duties, the university team continues to refine the roadmap of the artificial bees in the hopes they might someday fulfill their initial purpose.
ByteHive’s developer and programmer, Billie Bumbledroid, offered a silver lining, saying, “Well, at least they’ve saved a few lives by predicting accidents. That’s got to count for something, right?”