Also sprach Zarathustra: A Story about analyzing vocalization and vocal behavior of jackdaws Corvus monedula & and how we could use the potential of modern technics like artificial intelligence to change our view on it.
Rado Seminar by Lutz Wehrland
- Date: Feb 24, 2023
- Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Lutz Wehrland
- Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
- Location: Hybrid meeting
- Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
- Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
I will talk about fundamental characteristics of the call repertoire of our jackdaws, and why Corvids could be a good model to investigate vocal communication. We used spectro analysis to investigate how a typical call looks like. Furthermore, I will show our progress in using mathematical statements to cluster call types and to find out how many call types this species has. For that I will show a potential new model how bird calls could be differentiated from each other. In the end I will give an overview about our CrowTone project, an AI system which was adapted to analyze vocalization of animals to identify different species, different call types and specific individuals. And maybe I can answer the question, why bird brain isn't an insult anymore.