CHAT: human-dolphin translator device

The Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT) is a project developed in collaboration between Dr. Denise Herzing, who founded the Wild Dolphin Project in Florida, and Dr. Thad Starner, who studies artificial intelligence at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the past 12 years, Herzing has attempted two-way communications with dolphins using sounds and symbols, but has met with limited success.

Now, with a new promising “technological toy” that will be tested at sea in the wild during the next months, a new big step towards human-dolphin not invasive and dangerous vocal interaction will be done (at least that what they say).

Read the full story on the New Scientist web page and visit the dedicated web page about dolphins’ communication at the Wild Dolphin Project website. Further reading at The Nation and Nextme (in Italian).

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