Chinese programmer makes app that interprets cats' feelings
Published: Sep 02, 2021 04:29 PM
Screenshot from Sina Weibo

Screenshot from Sina Weibo

A Chinese programmer has developed an app that can recognize the emotional state of his adorable pet cat

The app has been trending on social media since Wednesday. 

The programmer, surnamed Li, based in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province said he spent a weekend developing the app that can observe his cat’s movements in real time and keep him informed of its status. 

“I am an ailurophile, and often miss my kitty at home while working at the office,” he said in a video that has gone viral on Chinese Twitter-like Sina Weibo. 

He developed this app by applying deep learning algorithms and collecting data on the cat’s daily life including its movements and sound samples.

Many Chinese netizens expressed a strong curiosity about the app, saying they wanted to try it on their own pets. 

“Is it possible to make another app that can recognize my girlfriend’s emotional state?” one netizen joked on Sina Weibo. 

Global Times