DailyDirt: Talking To Animals

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Unfortunately, there are no dog collars like the ones in Up that can translate what dogs are saying into perfect English. But the technology to create an animal translator could actually be on the way. Considering how well machines can translate between two different human languages, though, the goal of conversational translation seems a tad lofty. Here are just a few quick links on animal communication projects. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

Filed Under: animals, birds, chimps, dolphins, language, monkeys, parrots, talking, translator, washoe


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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Sep 2011 @ 10:53pm

    Nooooooooo!

    Don't teach the apes to sign, thats just one step closer!

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      Michael Ho (profile), 28 Sep 2011 @ 11:13pm

      Re: Nooooooooo!

      I think it's actually a bit curious why everyone isn't learning sign language in grade school (or earlier). Then at some point there might actually be really cool gesture interfaces that just use video cameras to interpret hand-waving actions.

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