The app named “MeowTalk”, developed by Akvelon, whose group technical program manager is Javier Sanchez, one of the former engineers of Alexa, promises to translate the meow of cats into human language.
For now, there are only 13 phrases in the app’s vocabulary including: “Feed me!”, “I’m angry!” and “Leave me alone!”
According to scientific research, cats do not have a stable language, unlike many animals. For this reason, the sound a cat uses to express its hunger to its owner may be different from the sound of another cat for the same purpose.
Developing MeowTalk in the light of these data, Akvelon has created a database supported by artificial intelligence, created and developed by the user, instead of creating a fixed database for the application in question.
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, the database records the sounds that cats make regularly and determines different labels for them. Since the app is machine learning supported, the more it is used, the more accurate results it starts to give.
Javier Sanchez states that MeowTalk’s ultimate goal is to develop a smart-collar. The smart collar in question will analyze the sound when your cat meows and convey what your cat wants to tell you.
“This will enable them to communicate with their cat, or at least understand their cat’s intent, and build a very important connection,” Javier Sanchez said.
The app is available on both Google Play and Apple App Store, for free.