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“A prototype dolphin translator translated a live dolphin whistle for the first time”
It detected a whistle for sargassum, or seaweed, which she and her team had invented to use when playing with the dolphin pod. They hoped the dolphins would adopt the whistles, which are easy to distinguish from their own natural whistles – and they were not disappointed. When the computer picked up the sargassum whistle, Herzing heard her own recorded voice saying the word into her ear. As well as boosting our understanding of animal behaviour, the moment hints at the potential for using algorithms to analyse any activity where information is transmitted – including our daily activities.
“It sounds like a fabulous observation, one you almost have to resist speculating on. It’s provocative,” says Michael Coen, a biostatistician at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
originally posted by: SadButTrue
Who are any of you to say they are just animals and would not be able to bring insight to humans?
originally posted by: 4003fireglo
There is a difference between sentience and sapience. We already know dolphins are sentient, just like cats and dogs are. To date, homo sapiens are the only known, documented sapient species on this planet.
Also, why would dolphins talk to us about UFOs and risk a visit from the men in black? Or maybe the dolphins in black.
Sapient: having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.