Just how feasible is a pet translator?

A report from a futurologist is claiming that we’re only ten years away from having deep and meaningfuls with our puppers and kittehs. But there might be some technical hurdles — including the possibility that there’s nothing going on to translate.

Daniel, Kylie, and Ben think it over on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Court rules request for ‘lawyer dog’ too ‘ambiguous’
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/357817-court-rules-request-for-lawyer-dog-too-ambiguous

How the English language has evolved like a living creature
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/how-english-language-has-evolved-living-creature

Resistance to changes in grammar is futile, say researchers
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/01/resistance-to-changes-in-grammar-is-futile-say-researchers

Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/22/hear-boy-pet-translators-will-be-on-sale-soon-amazon-says

The Catterbox collar will translate your cat’s meows into human speech
https://www.indy100.com/article/the-catterbox-collar-will-translate-your-cats-meows-into-human-speech–bkxNx34yZMb

Scientists Document Wild Birds ‘Talking’ With Humans For The First Time
http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-document-wild-birds-communicating-with-african-tribespeople-to-help-them-find-honey

Elephant translator turns human language into pachyderm-talk
https://www.cnet.com/au/news/elephant-translator-hello-in-elephant-david-sheldrick-wildlife-trust/

Heinz pits tomato sauce against ketchup in a new challenge
https://mumbrella.com.au/heinz-pits-sauce-ketchup-new-challenge-471214

What’s the Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/29649/whats-difference-between-ketchup-and-catsup

Condiment shake-up as Heinz plays ketchup
http://www.news.com.au/finance/condiment-shake-up-as-heinz-plays-ketchup/news-story/a24532be3e963785de90eca5755e0d45


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