Would you let a robot take care of your pet? A start-up called Petcube is developing AI software to help people understand understand what their pets are trying to tell them, and to predict and prevent pet health problems.
Petcube already has Wi-Fi connected cameras so you can watch and interact with your pets through an app, including controlling a laser pointer or give treats remotely.
Soon, they’ll use Alexa skills so users can voice-control their petcube gadgets.
Long-term, Petcube is working on developing deep learning software that can analyze the huge quantities of pet video that go through its connected cameras to learn more about animal behavior and how it’s linked to animal health issues and moods.
People are spending more and more money on their pets, so this doesn’t seem far-fetched.
What do you think – what would you most want ot learn about your pet through this technology?