Barking Up the Right Tree: AI Decodes Dog Talk

08 June,2024 07:54 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  A Correspondent

It highlights AI’s potential to revolutionise how  we understand and respond to dogs’ needs


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Have you ever wished you could understand your dog's barks? Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an AI tool that deciphers whether a bark conveys playfulness or aggression. This AI, which also identifies a dog's age, sex, and breed, uses models initially trained on human speech. Collaborating with Mexico's INAOE Institute, the study leverages advanced speech-processing models to interpret dog vocalisations. It highlights AI's potential to revolutionise how we understand and respond to dogs' needs.

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