Cat Meows Translated Into Human Speech? There’s an App for That
Are you ready to have a chat with your cat?
A purrfectly great gift for the cat lover on your holiday list is a free one. Let your feline loving friends know there's a new mobile device app called MeowTalk whose parent company Akvelon, based in Seattle, swears their technology is cat translation worthy and you can finally understand what your cat is trying to say.
Every cat has their own unique vocabulary that they use to communicate with their owners. For instance, each cat has their own distinct meow for phrases like, "feed me" or "let me out."
With MeowTalk, you can create a profile for your cat and start using it's auto-recognition to translate your cat's meows. Several translations are already built-in, but specific translations will require a little training of the app to recognize your cat's specific vocabulary.
There are countless tips all over the internet on how to “read” your cat, from the position of the ears to the signals sent with the tail, most of the time, you can’t figure out what’s on your furry friend’s mind.
This far out idea that seems like a science fiction movie might actually be possible now as engineers have made the first step to translate the vocabulary of meows into words humans can understand. Javier Sanchez, a former Amazon engineer who worked on Alexa and is now a project manager at tech company Akvelon, tried to take cat-human communication to the next level with a new MeowTalk app which can supposedly translate the secret feline language.
MeowTalk instantaneously translates your cat’s meows into one of nine general cat intents; these nine intents represent cat moods and states of mind.