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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nigerian Man Invents A Computer That Can Smell Explosives And Cancer Cells

At the TEDGlobal event holding in Arusha, 38-year-old Nigerian neuroscientist, Oshirenoya Agabi launched the Koniku Kore device, a neurotechnology device which has the capacity to merge lab-grown neurons with electronic circuitry.

Agabi and his team of team of geneticists, physicists, bio-engineers, molecular biologists and others at his Silicon Valley start-up, Koniku (the world’s first neurocomputation outfit) set out to do something radical. Rather than take the route of trying to create machines that can mimic the brain, they decided to take the real biological cells and use in this new device. This device will now focus on solving problems that silicon devices cannot yet because of the limited capacity of simulated neurons.

One of the many things that the Koniku Kore device is already famed for is the capacity to sniff out explosives within airports, volatile chemicals or even illnesses such as cancer by “breathing in and smelling the air”.

According to Agabi, “major brands”, including those in the travel industry, had signed up for the device and the start-up’s current revenues of $8 million are expected to leap to $30 million by 2018.

Agabi‘s dream is to build a company that will develop a cognitive humanoid system based on synthetic living neurons in the next five to seven years. “We want to build a brain of biological neurons – an autonomous system that has intelligence. We do not want to build a human brain”, he told the Associated French Press. The company was built on the “premise that the human brain is the most powerful computer ever devised. [We] show that capturing that computational power is an engineering problem. Koniku proceeds to meet that challenge with clear solutions.”

At the opening session of the ongoing TEDGlobal conference in Arusha, Tanzania, where he spoke yesterday, Agabi spoke about putting African ideas, innovation and creativity in the spotlight.

from Ynaija


  1. Nigerians keep soaring high in other countries..
    Good one bro.
    May God continue to uphold u

  2. Wow!

    An achievement that probably would have been impossible if he lived in Nigeria.

  3. What's in this silicon valley,CA for crying out loud?

  4. Beautiful! Nigerians, we're good people, great nation!

    ... Jesus is my worth!

  5. Mr Agabi, well done Sir🙌🙌🙌🙌

  6. chai.... Nigerians are really talented but the corrupt government wont allow them to be recognized in their own country. well done brother man.

  7. Wow, Nigeria govt will not see this great potential and bring him o, they will rather focus on corruption which they are the corrupt ones.

  8. Cool

    Full scholarship (tuition, accommodation & living expenses) for over 433 courses abroad for Bachelors, Degree Top-up, Masters courses.

  9. What is the meaning of "koniku kore"?

    1. It does not die, it does not get tired.

  10. Kudos cakes 0818515125529 August 2017 at 20:50

    Nice one


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