Automating the Senses

Thanks to the Internet of Things and machine learning, artificial intelligence technology is becoming smarter and smarter.  Computers and machines are capable of doing more than ever before, and nothing seems to be slowing down.

This is especially true for the Koniku Kore. The stated purpose of the company? “To build a brain.”  The Koniku Kore device, developed by Oshi Agabi, is the first to fuse live neurons from stem cells (of mice) into a silicon chip.  The result is an intelligent synthetic neurobiology product that is intended to address a variety of societal issues.

Essentially, the Koniku Kore has been trained to detect the specific smells certain particle combinations emit, so that it can identify various compounds that are present without visual confirmation.  While the company believes this most urgently applies to security and anti-terrorism efforts via explosive detection, the possibilities this technology presents for the medical field are exciting.

Canines are currently used to detect both explosive devices in airports, and as an alternative method of cancer detection.  They are able to complete both of these tasks because the compounds and particles present in both of these things emit a particular odor.  A dog can sense these odors distinctly due to the fact they have over 300 million olfactory neurons, compared to the only 5 million humans have.

Since the Koniku Kore has been calibrated to detect these odors in a manner that mimics the canine’s ability, the potential to apply this technology to identifying illnesses is very real.  Cancer treatment specifically could be enhanced using this technology to enable early detection.

Enabling enhanced data collection to advance innovation is one of the key benefits of IoT.  How will your organization advance their business or create a much needed solution? Contact ClearObject to get started today. 

Clare Maher

Clare Maher is the Product Marketing Manager at ClearObject. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College (#gobelles), Clare can usually be found yelling at the screen during a Notre Dame game, quoting any film ever made or touring the Indy restaurant scene.

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