Con Slobodchikoff into the World of Animal Languages

WeBuzz by AnimalConcepts | 4 December 2020 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Con Slobodchikoff about using artificial intelligence technology to decode animal communication. Refutes the idea that animals don’t have thoughts and cannot communicate, and explains his revolutionary view on the non-existent gap between other animals and ourselves. Suggests that language extends to a variety of senses, instead of being single-sensory. Discusses why studying animal languages is so difficult; the importance sounds can have for animal caregivers in animal care and welfare programs; and how language studies can be carried out in zoos or aquariums. Draws from his books Chasing Doctor Dolittle and Prairie Dogs.

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