From the BBC to Daily Mail, corporate journalism is covering an app that claims to understand what your cat is saying and translate it for you.
If you have used Alexa or Siri, you know those can't even understand English all that well, so you are right to be skeptical they understand cat. But MeowTalk has help. You tell it what you want to believe your cat is saying.
It's like going to a psychic and latching onto any random thing they say - "I feel someone whose name starts with a J in the room" "WOW. I had an uncle named John!" - as affirmation that it is working.
In chemical and food epidemiology and other fields that rely too heavily on surveys it is this: