What’s That, Lassie? Timmie Fell Down The Well?

Last Updated on: 5th August 2013, 02:14 pm

I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to figure out what Trix is thinking. Now, apparently there is something that can analyze barks. Israeli prisons are using it to interpret their guard dogs’ barks. But what I find more disturbing than the fact that they’ve invested all this money in technology that analyzes sample barks which are coded by humans, so the technology is only as good as the human interpreters, is that they let their dogs run around free and unaccompanied. How is this safe for man or beast? Any good trained dog can make a mistake, and with the training these dogs receive, that mistake could be deadly. And, if a prisoner decided to hurt the dog, and succeeded, who’s there to defend the dog? I know they can be pretty vicious, but so can humans.

This whole thing is just strange, and like in the case of the caller sincerity analyzer, I wonder how effective it really is. Some things just can’t be automated. But I guess only time will tell.

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