Earth Species Project

We are an open-source collaborative and nonprofit dedicated to decoding non-human language.

We believe that an understanding of non-human languages will change our ecological impact on this planet.

Katie Zacarian swimming with Hope, a juvenile Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
Location: Waters of the Eastern Caribbean Sea
Photo: Keri Wilk
AI can now generate shapes that represent entire languages. This is English. This geometric structure—known technically as a "latent space"—can be used to translate languages without dictionaries and without examples of translation.
Learn more about ESP or dive into the technical details about decoding animal communication.

Listen to the story, told by Alix Spiegel on NPR's Invisibilia.

"The strange story of an unlikely crew of people who band together to take on one of our largest problems using nothing but whale sounds, machine learning, and a willingness to think outside the box.

Even stranger, several of the world's most accomplished scientists seem to think they might have a good idea."

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