A diver carrying a computer that tries to recognise dolphin sounds and generate responses in real time will soon attempt to communicate with wild dolphins off the coast of Florida.
If the bid is successful, it will be a big step towards two-way communication between humans and dolphins.
Since the 1960s, captive dolphins have been communicating via pictures and sounds. In the 1990s, researchers in Hawaii, found that bottlenose dolphins can keep track of over 100 different words. They can also respond appropriately to commands in which the same words appear in a different order, understanding the difference between "bring the surfboard to the man" and "bring the man to the surfboard", for example.
Artificial intelligence researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, are working a project named Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT). They want to work with dolphins to "co-create" a language that uses features of sounds that wild dolphins communicate with naturally.
If this works we're betting fish will be a hot topic.
Update: Amanda's parents' conservatorship is still in place. In addition, the judge ruled that the lawyer who was present to rep Amanda could not have been hired by her because she didn't have the capacity to enter a binding contract.
This can't be a good start for this lady!
It looked like Amanda Bynes was going to be late to her court hearing where she hoped to end her parents' conservatorship, and it seems like that is exactly what has happened!
Her lawyer reportedly showed up to the courthouse in Ventura County, California, and zipped right into the courtroom where the lawyer in question hopes to convince the judge that Amanda is sound enough to live on her own without the interference of her parents!