“Japanese researchers have reportedly developed a method to interpret the sounds made by chickens using artificial intelligence. “This represents a monumental stride for science, and it’s only the beginning,” stated Professor Adrian David Cheok from the University of Tokyo, who spearheaded the study. Furthermore, Cheok expressed an interest in adapting this technology for other animals, suggesting broader implications for the research.”
ANALYZES WITH 80 PERCENT ACCURACY
“Researchers assert that by employing artificial intelligence to analyze chicken sounds, they can accurately interpret six distinct emotional states—including hunger, fear, anger, satisfaction, excitement, and boredom—with an accuracy rate of 80%.”
“WE WANT TO ADAPT IT TO OTHER ANIMALS TOO”
Cheok stated, “This is a significant leap for science, and it’s only the beginning. We aim to extend these artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to other animals, setting the foundation for profound insights across various animal-related sectors. If we understand how animals feel, we can create a much better world for them.”
200 HOURS OF VOICE RECORDINGS OF 80 CHICKENS WERE ANALYZED
Cheok, in collaboration with a team comprising eight animal psychologists and veterinary surgeons, gathered insights into the emotional states of chickens. Together, they examined nearly 200 hours of audio recordings from 80 different chickens.
The researchers provided the artificial intelligence system with 100 hours of these recordings, associating each chicken sound with a specific emotional state. When they input an additional 100 hours of new chicken sounds into the AI, the technology was able to accurately identify the chickens’ emotional states most of the time.