You’re not Malaysian if you’ve never engaged in a meow-off with one of the many stray cats wandering our streets.
Have you ever wondered if they knew what you were saying? If they maybe thought that you were insulting their mother unintentionally, or if they were doing the same to you? Yeah, me too.
In this day and age, its true what they say – there’s an app for everything. Recently, an app called Meow Talk has been making the rounds on social media, especially in Japan.
Google Play store states that Meow Talk uses A.I. technology and translates your cat’s meows and purrs into human speech. This innovative and unique smartphone cat translator can help you understand your cat better.
There’s no telling if the translations are actually true to catspeak, but the app’s researchers say that 90% of the translations turn out to be accurate, but of course, it’s hard to be 100% sure. Some cat behaviourists remain skeptical.
The brains behind this adorable new fixation is Javier Sanchez, who was a former engineer at Amazon where he was involved in the creation of the virtual assistant and internet sensation Alexa.
Meow Talk offers several features for cat moms and dads to enjoy, namely the 13 presets of cat vocalisations to know what your cat is saying when it makes a sound.
Phrases include ‘Feed me’, ‘I’m angry’, ‘Leave me alone’ and the one every cat owner wants to hear — ‘I’m in love’.
But don’t rush to download this just yet, there are a few qualms that users have towards the pricing of the app. Meow Talk is free to download for trial and then it costs about three dollars a month to use.
Although it’s already been downloaded by over 5 million users all over the world, it stands at a rating of 2.9 stars with 84,300 reviews stating that its a fun app to try out, but user wouldn’t pay for it.
I guess we’ll just have to settle for belting out random noises at strays, but if you’re interested in experimenting with the A.I., here’s the link to download it.