Bloomberg: Swedish Startup Uses AI from RISE SICS to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About

27 April, 2017 - 09:26

"After mastering 40 human languages, a Swedish startup (based on SICS research) has turned to dolphins, hoping to use its language-analysis software to unlock the secrets of communication employed by the aquatic mammals.

Using technology from artificial intelligence language-analysis company Gavagai AB, researchers from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology will begin compiling a dolphin-language dictionary. 

“We hope to be able to understand dolphins with the help of artificial intelligence technology," Jussi Karlgren, an adjunct professor of language technology at KTH and co-founder of Gavagai, said in the statement. “We know that dolphins have a complex communication system, but we don’t know what they are talking about yet.”

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Gavagai is a spin-off from SICS based on SICS’ decades long research into language technology.