Computer helps jailers understand dogs

@shakeroo (3990)
Malaysia
May 19, 2008 11:37am CST
Now they have a computer that can interpret dog barks! Noam Tavor, head of the Israel Prisons Service canine unit, said the program is designed to overcome mistakes in which guards have either not heard dogs sounding an alarm or failed to speedily identify its significance. "It collects the dogs' barks through microphones...and sorts and grades them," Tavor told Army Radio. "It relays only the barks that are significant in terms of security — barks that reveal stress or aggression in the dog." What do you think of that? Would they have something for cats as well? Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080519/ap_on_hi_te/israel_canine_communication;_ylt=AvM7RX1UeNgKMAg3uzXVuiHtiBIF
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19 May 08
Well i have to say that upon reading this blog, i did do a double take, and i did look the link up before replying. I think thats a great and clever piece of equiptment, maybe it could be used to assist blind people even more so, by relaying the dogs barks in this manner when the people are in bed asleep, could be the worlds first guard dog aid! i dont think cats would have anything interesting to get stressed about apart from wanting more milk lol
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
19 May 08
Wow, I wonder how long it took them to come up with this computer program. It sounds like it would be very helpful in other ways also. Maybe they can help veterinarians determine how much pain a dog is in. Interesting!