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Project CETI

Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative) is applying advanced machine learning and gentle robotics to decipher the communication of whales.

Founded: 2020 by Michael Bronstein, David Gruber

  • Program Area

    Education, Environment, Arts & Culture
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Dominica
  • Headquarters Location

    New York, Dominica, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Hardware, Open Source
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative), a nonprofit organization, 2020 TED Audacious Project, is applying advanced machine learning and gentle robotics to decipher the communication of the world’s most enigmatic ocean species: the sperm whale. In interpreting their voices and hopefully communicating back, we aim to show that today’s most cutting-edge technologies can be used to benefit not only humankind, but other species on this planet. By enabling humans to deeply understand and protect the life around us, we thereby redefine our very understanding of the word “we.”

Funders and Awards

The Audacious Project, 2020