How AI could help us talk to animals

Humans may be 'shockingly close' to being able to communicate with other species

Photo compiste of a woman on the telephone talking to various animals
If animal communication were to be unlocked, the impact could be momentous
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Artificial intelligence could transform humans' understanding of the animal kingdom by allowing us to understand and potentially even communicate with other species, scientists say.

A string of research projects around the world are investigating how the same technology that powers ChatGPT could allow us to decode animal languages – a breakthrough that may be "shockingly close", said Tim Newcomb in Popular Mechanics.

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