TEDGlobal: A computer that can sense smell unveiled.

Nigerian  neuroscientist, Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.

He said that the system has been trained to recognise the smell of explosives and could be used to replace traditional airport security.

While those in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are working furiously to create machines that can mimic the brain, or – like tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – implant computers in our brains, Mr Agabi has found a way to merge lab-grown neurons with electronic circuitry.