A Nigerian engineer and neuroscientist has created a revolutionary new computer that has artificial intelligence (AI). Dr Oshi Agabi has spent many years trying to make a computer that can smell. He launched his start- project last year and called it Koniku. He has raised $1 million funding. Dr Agabi said his project is already making profits of $10 million. Technology giants like Google and Microsoft are very interested it. The security industry is also keeping a close watch. Koniku could be put drones and smell bombs and explosives. It could also be used airport security systems to smell explosives. An additional use could be hospitals to smell diseases humans.
Dr Agabi did not base Koniku silicon chips. Agabi said computers have used silicon decades, but it is not powerful enough to deal the maths needed to recognize smells. Instead, he based his device neurons from the brain a mouse. Neurons are cells the brain that share information. They use electricity and chemical signals to process and send information. Using neurons computers is called biotechnology. Agabi said biotechnology can make devices that can smell. He said: "Biology is technology. Bio is tech. Our deep learning networks are all copying the brain." Agabi added: "We want to build a…system that has intelligence. We do not want to build a human brain. It's not science fiction."