Scientists says within 10 years we’ll have the technology to communicate with our pets, and that they will be able to tell us what they want. Image © AF
Professor Con Slobodchikoff, an animal behavior expert is developing a software that can translate the complex calls of prairie dogs.
He believes that in 5 to 10 years, similar software would be available to have conversations with farm animals, lions and tigers and even pets.
This program discusses Prairie Dog Language — the most sophisticated animal language decoded so far. Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D., and his students at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, researched the Gunnison’s prairie dogs Alarm Calls for over 30 years to decode their language. Sonograms of all 5 species of prairie dogs suggest that they would not understand each other and each species has their own language. Each species also has Regional and Local Dialects.
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