Cracking the Dolphin Language Code: Denise Herzing

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Cracking the Dolphin Language Code: Denise Herzing

Understanding language is a major obstacle in recognizing the diversity of intelligence across Earth's many species. Denise Herzing's project seeks to find linguistic richness in the vocalizations of dolphins and apply artificial intelligence to assess sounds on a structural level. We have not had the ability to distinguish nonhuman communication like this until now. New discoveries in dolphin language code will represent a paradigm shift in the way we understand diverse intelligence. Do other species besides humans have language? How would we recognize a nonhuman language if it existed? And how might we begin to assess the structure and patterns of signals to interpret the meaning of nonhuman communication?

09:31 | 2020

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