AI-based translator may help us talk to animals

Jan 19, 2018, 2:19 PM EST
(Source: Adrian Scottow/flickr)
(Source: Adrian Scottow/flickr)

Professor Con Slobodchikoff from Northern Arizona University is working on an AI-powered technology that may soon interpret the calls of animals, allowing people to better decipher their behavior and even communicate with them.

Slobodchikoff’s latest book, entitled “Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals,” explains how animals, through their body language and vocalizations share, try to convey their feelings, writes Digital Trends.

If the pet translator technology works, it could save nearly two million to three million dogs that are euthanized in the U.S. every year for their behavioral problems. The product could hit the markets within 10 years, notes International Business Times