INTEL IS WORKING ON A CHIP THAT CAN ACTUALLY DETECT SMELLS OF 10 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS


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Just imagine a robot which can detect explosives, bombs, diseases and even infections just by the sense of smell which is actually quite difficult to embed in the AI programs, but as said by one of the senior research scientists of Intel, Nabil imam. Understanding how the brain's neural circuits solve these complex computational problems will provide important clues for designing efficient and robust machine. Intelligence, researchers from Intel and Cornell university using Intel's Loihi, a neuromorphic chip have designed an algorithm to recognize smell through the olfactory circuits and send the data to the Loihi's silicon circuitry by mimicking the process followed in the human body, how the smell stimulated olfactory cells to send signals to the brain.

Imam also appreciated this work saying "prime example of contemporary research taking place at the crossroads of neural science and artificial intelligence." True to these words this invention can identify 10 different smells including ammonia, methane and even acetone even within stronger clouding smells by separating them.

Google Brain Team and other scientists from around the world like Russia have also been working on similar projects, also tried to recreate extinct flowers using the technology of machine learning.

With these breakthroughs, we shall soon get answers to many life-saving issues in the world from all the sectors like crime, medical, education. Science has always and yet again proves itself to be the life enhancer of mankind.




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