Cat moms and dads, admit it, you talk to your cat all the time which in turn, will get you either weird stares or uninterested looks from your cat.
And sometimes you just wonder if they actually understand what you’re saying and if there is a way to do so.
Well guess what, it’s 2020 and although things are looking not so good this year, the purr-fect technology cat owners have been waiting for has finally arrived - a cat translator app.
Meow, meow, meow?
According to BBC, MeowTalk aims to translate your cat’s meows and is designed by a former Amazon Alexa engineer.
The app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to determine what your beloved furball is saying.
There are currently only 13 phrases in the app including “Feed me”, “I’m angry”, “Leave me alone”, and “I’m in love” but it can only get better in the future.
How it works
We’re extremely curious about how this app works and how accurate it is considering that no one has been able to crack the code of meows for centuries.
What happens is the app will first record the sound from your cat and then it will attempt to identify its meaning.
Cat owners can also help label the translations, creating a bigger database for the AI to learn.
By recording and labelling sounds, the AI and machine-learning software can better understand each individual cat's voice and the more it is used, the more accurate it will be.
The main goal is to create a SmartCollar one day where your cat’s meows will be translated to a human voice via the collar.
Interesting but kind of creepy right? Well, for a start let’s download the app to see if their claims are true.