[MARMAM] New Participatory Platform for Citizen Scientists: Citizen Science & AI to decipher marine mammal signals

Cetalingua Research research at cetalingua.com
Sat Sep 7 13:26:02 PDT 2019

Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce our platform launch.

We are Cetalingua Project, a membership-based participatory platform  
for citizen scientists.
Our platform combines citizen science and artificial intelligence with  
the goal to crack the communication code of marine mammals.

We are building a community of like-minded individuals bound by our  
love of oceans and their inhabitants, our curiosity, and our desire to  
solve the mysteries of this world. Our platform is designed to  
involve, to educate, and to practically train citizen scientists so  
they can tackle the more advanced data collection and analysis tasks  
that are needed if we are ever going to successfully crack the marine  
mammal communication code.
With thousands of people participating in all kinds of water  
activities every week (paddle-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing,  
fishing, boating, snorkeling, etc.), it becomes possible to collect a  
large body of behavioral, environmental, and acoustic data with our  
CetaKits and the CetaScript web app. These data sets can be used to  
train artificial intelligence models to first identify, classify, and  
categorize marine mammal vocalizations, then later, to attempt to  
crack the code. Machine learning has been used to decipher Linear B  
and could also be used to try and crack other undeciphered languages,  
like Linear A, rongorongo, even the Voynich manuscript.

Deciphering complex non-human communication systems is important to  
better understand and to preserve marine life. Please check our  
platform out!

Natalija Lace, PhD
Founder/Principal Investigator
Cetalingua Project
research at cetalingua.com

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