The Interspecies I/O’s mission is to encourage, explore and facilitate interfaces for interspecies communication and approaches for deciphering the communication of non-human animals. With the aim to positively impact species conservation, welfare, empathy, compassion, enrichment, sustainability, and understanding, it brings together a multidisciplinary group drawn from the sciences, arts and humanities in a rich collaborative forum, to advance the understanding and appreciation of the mental lives and intelligence of the diverse species with which we share our planet.
Dr. Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.
Peter Gabriel, founder of Interspecies Internet, musician and activist.
Dr. Neil Gershenfeld, professor at MIT and the director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms.
Dr. Diana Reiss, a cognitive psychologist, marine mammal scientist, and professor and the director of the Animal Behavior and Conservation Graduate Programs at Hunter College, CUNY.