Scientists from the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have developed a computer program that can determine which bark came from what dog 52 per cent of the time, much better than a human. This proves once and for all that dogs have individualized barks, a question that has pagued mankind since the beginning of time. Work on the amazing dog-bark detector began decades ago in response to a urgent societal need- namely, the ability to quickly and efficiently determine what dog is barking in a particular area. I can't tell you how often I've been in a dark room full of dogs, all barking, and trying to find the particular canine I needed at that moment. I just kept thinking to myself, "there has got to be a better way!" And now, we are tantalizingly close.
To sum up: humanity is slightly more than halfway to a reliable dog-bark detector. Work on global warming, hunger and disease is considerably less advanced.
My dog. He knows what I sound like, so I reckon I should return the favour.