Is your dog happy?
I mean, really happy? Do you know? Can you tell for sure?
Well, no need to sweat that question any further! Thanks to some smart South Koreans who really care, we now have an electronic, artificial intelligence device that compares your dog’s bark to a database of over 10,000 other barks and determines if your dog is happy or not.
I can’t embed the video so click here for the original story: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/01/13/ai-powered-dog-collar-translates-barks-into-emotions/
The local CBS affiliate in Miami reports:
“The South Korean company (Petpulls) says its algorithm can determine a dog’s five emotional states: happy, relaxed, anxious, angry, or sad. The more barking data they get, the more accurate the results.”
I know, I know…where was this wondrous device at Xmas time when we were flush with spending money? Well, it’s here now, just in time to suck up some of that excess stimulus money that our fine politicians have so generously been throwing in our direction.
If you don’t believe me when I say this is a game changer, listen to testimonial of this nice Korean lady talking about her Border Collie, Godot:
“The Petpuls smart collar is giving six-year-old Godot a new voice to tell people how she feels. Godot’s owner, Moon Sae-Mi, says the device revealed the Border Collie gets angry when she loses a game but feels safe at home even when she’s alone.”
An overdue product! Only fair that this time around Godot was the one waiting, eh? :snorf: And while we are on the topic, who names a female dog Godot?
Being a Border Collie, Godot could probably have reprogrammed the game. She would have used Linux no doubt. (That’s a techie pun that absolutely no one will get but it amused me and that’s what counts.)
And fear not, Cat-O-Philes! There is a similar product for the kitties. It’s called “MeowTalk.” Again, I don’t make this stuff up.
“U.S. company Akvelon developed similar technology to translate a cat’s meow. MeowTalk is an app that helps owners better understand their feline friends.”
Seems a waste of time and money. We already know that all cats do is grumble, complain and criticize. You don’t need an app to tell you that.
Oh, by the way, these things go for about $99 each. Who said you can’t buy happiness?
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