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This Live-Mice Neutron Based System Sniffs Out Explosives At Airports

The long security lines at airports could soon be history—if a new computer, based not on silicon but on live mice neurons, is adopted.

Oshiorenoya Agabi, a Silicon Valley-based neuro technology entrepreneur, said that they have built a device that merges synthetic neuro biology with silicon. The modem-sized device, known as Koniku Kore, gives them an unprecedented ability to become aware of surroundings, sniff out explosives, and even detect cancer cells.

Oshiorenoya Agabi speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts - August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo:

Agabi was speaking at TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania, which brought together 700 researchers, innovators, and academics from all over the world to discuss Africa’s next big leap in technology, science, and politics. Agabi believes that artificial intelligence will “ultimately be accomplished by exclusive use of actual biological neurons.” Instead of copying them, he said, we need to take them and engineer them in order to build computers that think or work like humans do.

“Science is innovation,” he said. “Science has the most broad open source equipment and programming.”


The part of counterfeit consciousness and what the formation of humanoid gadgets will mean for the eventual fate of the human race has demonstrated contentious over the years. Elon Musk, the originator of Tesla and SpaceX, has even discussed humans evolving into cyborgs, beginning a restorative think-tank Neuralink that expects to insert anodes in individuals’ brains. The moral basic leadership of associated gadgets has additionally brought up issues over how to program machines and whether humans can trust machines with moral choices.

Agabi says the world ought to send the same number of assets to create gadgets that would take care of worldwide issues like psychological warfare or malignancy. Koniku, he stated, was at that point fabricating a sequential construction system for joining organic machines with silicon gadgets and making an altogether new class of gadgets and another market. Agabi said that significant brands were at that point utilizing his innovation, with the organization’s present $8 million income anticipated that would increment to $30 million of every 2018. The possible objective, he included, was to assemble a psychological framework in light of living neurons inside 5 to 7 years.

“This is a world’s first,” Agabi said.


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