Earth Species Project

The Earth Species Project (ESP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to decoding animal communication and translating non-human language.

ESP partners with biologists and machine learning researchers at universities and institutions around the world and we are honored to be supported by many forward-looking philanthropists and groups, including the Internet Archive, TED Audacious 2020, and the entrepreneur and author Reid Hoffman.

Our work has been featured on NPR's Invisibilia documentary, “Two Heart Beats a Minute,” “How to Talk to Animals” in Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything, “The Challenges of Animal Translation” in the New Yorker, published in Scientific Reports, and was honored at the inaugural Anthem Awards. 

We aim to enable every person to more deeply understand our co-inhabitants on Earth and in doing so, to permanently alter human perspective and culture.