Are We on the Verge of Chatting with Whales?

Natural language processing (NLP) is (possibly) helping to unlock the mysteries of sperm whale communication. NLP is a branch of artificial intelligence that analyses both written and spoken speech, for instance in the automatic translation of text from one language to another. Researchers who aim to use NLP to understand whale codas (utterances) are convinced ‘translation’ is possible, claiming that the codas have an underlying structure similar to human languages. Read full article here


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