The fictional character of Dr. Dolittle has captured the imagination of millions of children with his ability to talk to animals – and now the idea of using technology to listen to and better understand animals is capturing the imagination of AI experts around the world. For example, AI language-analysis technology is being used to decode the sounds of bottlenose dolphins and compile a dictionary of dolphin language. This work is taking place on a global scale, across a vast variety of species. Researchers are using technology to gather data that could address some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, including some with grants from Microsoft's AI for Earth program helping achieve their goals. Here is a snapshot of some of the projects underway – and what they hope to achieve.
Aug-28-2019, 19:03:24 GMT