This new AI algorithm can actually “smell” by analyzing molecules and compariing it to human sensibilities.

Why would an AI need to smell? Let’s see.

1. Might need to know when I need to take a shower without offending other people.

2. In prison, maybe it will be able to smell fear.

3. Might want to know when your ground round has gone bad.

4. Gotta know when those rats are about (you know… “I smella rat!”)

5. And last but not least, we will finally have an objective opinion to tell us that broccoli smells like shit.

Google AI can tell what things smells like by the molecular structure