With advances in machine learning, we now stand a chance to decode communication in nonhuman animal and plant life, which has fascinated humans for millennia. Cutting-edge technology can be used to benefit not only humankind, but other species on our planet, to better understand and protect the life around us. To make this possible, one needs to bring together and build on the latest discoveries of experts in disparate fields, including machine learning, signal processing, data science, linguistics, and acoustics. The goal of the workshop is to explore the challenges and current state-of-the-art in the study of nonhuman species communication as well as disciplines and technologies that are likely to provide solutions to these challenges.
The Simons Institute is co-hosting this workshop with Oceankind and Project CETI, a nonprofit, interdisciplinary scientific and conservation initiative on a mission to listen to and translate the communication of sperm whales.
For more information on our Part I seminar on Decoding Communication in Nonhuman Species held in 2020, click here.
To view our Polylogues episode on Decoding Communication in Nonhuman Species, click here.
Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.
For those interested in viewing this event, it will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel.
Organizers: David Gruber (Project CETI), Shafi Goldwasser (Simons Institute), and Michael Bronstein (University of Oxford)