Javier Sanchez, a project manager at the technology company Avelon, developed the app to translate a cat’s meow into words that humans could understand.
MeowTalk records audio and then tries to determine the meaning, andThe cat owner also helps name the translation, and create a database for the AI program to learn from.
There are currently only 13 phrases in the application vocabulary, andResearch indicates that cats do not share language Each cat’s meow is unique and designed for its owner.
The translation of the application varies according to the account, rather than having a general database of cat sounds.
By recording and categorizing sounds, artificial intelligence and machine learning can better understand each cat’s voice, and the more it uses it, the more accurate the app becomes.
According to the developer, the ultimate goal is to develop a smart collar, such that Technology translates your cat’s meow in real time, and a human voice speaks through the smart collar.
The app is available free of charge through the Google and Apple stores, although it is still In its early stages of development, There are mixed reviews.
Several users are complaining of errors in the application, while it was Others are positive, and the app has an average rating of 4.3 via Google Play.
Depending on how the data from the recordings is stored and used, users have expressed concerns about privacy in the app.
Sanchez and his team found that cats often have nine different meowing cats’ moods.
Cat owners can download the app, record their cat’s meow, then get subtitles, and they can provide feedback on the accuracy of the app’s translations.
Feline behavior specialist Juliette Jones said: “Most cat sounds are actually for communicating with humans, because most of their owners respond to them.
She added: Given that the app It depends on the owner naming the translations, there is room for miscommunication, andThere may be some errors that could give owners a false impression of what their cats are feeling.