Intel’s Neuromorphic Chip Can Smell 10 Hazardous Chemicals


Intel, and Cornell University, created a neuromorphic chip that has the ability to smell 10 different hazardous chemicals. The neuromorphic chip was able to be taught to smell potential hazards using an algorithm that operates similarly to human olfactory systems. The company states that the chip can smell acetone, ammonia, methane and more. Intel’s chip also can detect these chemicals even when they may be masked by other scents in the area.

Nabil Imam, a senior research scientist for Intel, spoke about the neuromorphic chip and stated that it is a “prime example of contemporary research taking place at the crossroads of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.”

In the future technology like this could be implemented to help protect humans from potential danger.

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