Device That Translates Dog Barks Under Development
In the future, you may actually understand what your furbaby is trying to tell you without trying to guess...even if it’s an educated one. Scientists are developing a pet translator that will translate dog barks and growls into human language. According to The Guardian, a report backed by online retailer Amazon says pet translators could be available in less than 10 years.
A professor of biology at Northern Arizona University, well-known for his book “Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals,” is using artificial intelligence to decode dogs’ howls, barks and growls. Con Slobodchikoff has spent 30 years studying prairie dogs and has used AI software to analyze prairie dog calls. He told NBC News, ‘if we can do this with prairie dogs, we can certainly do it with dogs and cats.’ Maybe this means...we get to hear Rover say he’s sorry, instead of just looking at his guilty face this next time he gets into a bag of dog treats.