Tuesday December 08, 2015

Tech Breakthroughs Are Giving Animals the Power to Speak

Relax, technology is not going to give your dog the ability to have conversations with you. But, what technology can do, is allow researchers to develop interfaces that give animals the ability to communicate certain things to humans.

Unless they’re sporting a wearable computer that helps dogs communicate with humans. Melody Jackson, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech, has been outfitting service dogs with computerized vests, so that in an emergency they can find another human and pull a mechanical lever on the vest that triggers an audio message: My handler needs you to come with me!

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