There is now an app that translates your cat's meows into words so we can understand them

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 November 2020, 3:57PM

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your cat's adorable mind?

Well now, there's an app that helps decipher what they're actually saying to you!

For all the cat owners who've wanted to know exactly what their furry friend is trying to tell them with their meows, there's MeowTalk, which takes the sound of your cat's unique calls and translates them into human phrases.

"Using machine learning, MeowTalk instantaneously translates your cat's meows into one of nine general cat intents; these nine intents represent cat moods and states of mind. But each cat also has its own unique vocalisation and vocabulary of meows that goes beyond these nine general intents," the app description reads.

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"You can train the MeowTalk app to learn your cat's unique vocabulary of meows (cat talk) by telling the app what each meow means when your cat makes it. When you give the app 5 to 10 examples of a specific meow for your cat (e.g. 'food,' 'let me out'), the app can start to recognise that meow (be your cat translator) when it hears it."

"MeowTalk is not static; instead, it learns and evolves with each translation that you confirm, adding to its corpus, just as we would add new words into our own memory banks or language processing programs," Constantine Korovkin, the COO and co-founder of Akvelon, explains.

The MeowTalk app – which is still in development stages – is available on both iOS and Android.

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