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AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom

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African savanna elephants can hear calls from up to 10km away and discern the caller from 2km.

Through her years of study, Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices has managed to identify the meaning of certain elephant calls.

Credit: ElephantVoices

Researchers increasingly are looking to generative AI to better understand animal languages.

However, translating animal languages poses a challenge due to overlapping voices in many recordings of animal social interactions and the lack of sufficient data on animal communications for comprehensive training of a generative AI tool.

Yossi Yovel at Israel's University of Tel Aviv cited limitations in both human perception and animal verbal communication, as well as the bias of human interpretation.

From Financial Times
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