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Earth Species Project

The Earth Species Project (ESP) is an open-source, collaborative nonprofit dedicated to decoding animal communication and translating non-human language.

Founded: 2018 by Aza Raskin, Britt Selvitelle

  • Program Area

    Environment
  • Location of Impact

    Global
  • Headquarters Location

    Berkeley, CA, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Open Source
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

We work with biologists and machine learning researchers from Cornell, Imperial College of London, Simons Institute, University of Oxford, MIT, UC Davis, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Internet Archive, and the Jane Goodall Institute. We have the honor to be supported by some of the world’s most forward-looking philanthropists and groups, including the Internet Archive, and TED Audacious 2020, as a founding member of Project CETI. Our work has been the subject of NPR's Invisibilia, “Two Heart Beats a Minute” and “How to Talk to Animals” on WSJ’s The Future of Everything. This earth-shot aims to enable every person to more deeply understand our co-inhabitants on Earth and in doing so, to permanently alter human perspective and culture.