The dolphin to English translator has arrived!


Just like Alexander Graham Bell saying "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you," a dolphin has said "sargassum" (a type of seaweed) in a way that humans can understand.

According to New Scientist:
"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," says Herzing, who is the director of the Wild Dolphin Project. She was wearing a prototype dolphin translator called Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT) and it had just 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.

Read the rest here.

Now that the breakthrough has been made it means that maybe, someday humans and dolphins will be able to have conversations and actually understand one another plainly.

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