I could have said “there is now a semi-living computer that uses AI to “smell” explosives” but I just had to include “Nigerian” in the title:
Oshiorenoya Agabi is not new in the tech space. He stepped into the limelight after he created a computer made of human “brains.”Now, he is onto something different — a computer chip that can detect the smell of explosives. He unveiled the modem-sized technology at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.
Koniku Kore — a chip that was made from a mixture of living neurons and silicon, with sensors that can detect and recognize smells. No, they’re not designed to smell your fart
But they are designed to detect explosive residue to help uncover hidden bombs. Agabi said it could be used to replace traditional airport security and could provide the brain for future robots. The device could also be used to detect illness by sensing markers of a disease in the air molecules that a patient gives off.
Unfortunately, pictures of the device can’t yet be publicly revealed. But I do hope that this sees the light of the day, majorly for selfish reasons.