Will That Bomb-Sniffing German Shepherd at the Airport Be Replaced By a Robot?
One of my favorite segments each week is bringing you the latest innovations in the field of exponential technologies. Here's something really cool: Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Department of Homeland Security just gave Auburn University a $24 million contract to study how dogs smell. No, I don't mean how much we hate the fact that dogs have a nasty odor. I mean...Oh, you know what I mean. The goal that they have is to improve our threat detection capabilities. We know that dogs are widely used to detect threats. You know, they are used for looking for drug trafficking. And dogs are even used to identify illnesses because they can detect when people are about to have seizures. They're able to detect these subtle changes because they're an incredible sense of smell.
How did dogs do it? And can we synthetically, artificially create technology that replicates the incredible ability of dogs to sniff? The problem is obvious dogs are expensive and they're limited in availability. They also require a lot of sleep and play and food. Robots that could smell like a dog could smell? Far more efficient. They'd likely be cheaper, they'd be far more abundant, and they could work 24/7, including autonomously. This contract that Auburn University from the Department of Homeland Security just might produce some pretty amazing innovations. Let's watch for that. In coming years. It's all about our future. And that's what this show's all about. The Truth About Your Future. If you miss any part of this broadcast, it's also a podcast. In fact, it's also a videocast. The long form version of this program is available to you for free at TheTruthAYF.com. All of that plus lots of articles and a lot of other content helping you with your personal finance. The five subjects that matter most. All of it for free at TheTruthAYF.com.