… in the process of developing a underwater computer that attempts to recognise dolphin sounds and then respond in real time.Hmmmm….
It all sounds a bit…familiar. Tell us more:
The machine works by using hydrophones to pick up the dolphin sounds and LEDs to show the direction they came from.Oooooh, wait! It’s all coming back to me now!
When they receive a sound, the divers will then play back one of eight 'words' and see if dolphins mimic them.
The scientists, led by Dr Denise Herzing, will then catalogue all the sounds the dolphins make and, they hope, establishing the building blocks of the dolphins language.
Once this is completed, Dr Herzing and her team hope to create a language they can use to talk back to the dolphins using the machine.