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Kanzi has good taste. He likes oranges, cherries and grapes. He points to what he wants on a lexigram, a computerised touchscreen device on which each symbol represents a word. Kanzi can use 500 words and when he is talked to, he can understand a few thousand.
 animal intelligence
Yeah, I know you thought your Hello Kitty digicam was some hot stuff, but believe it or not the kids at Darpa have even got that one beat. Called ARGUS-IS this guy straps a 1.8 gigapixel camera to the bottom of an A-160T Hummingbird robot helicopter. The device is able to hover at high altitude for up to 20 hours -- keeping tabs of an area of over a hundred square miles. The frame rate is 15 fps and the "ground sample distance"...

2009-02-12

 big brother military robot intelligence photography camera resolution pixel gigapixel spy surveillance
A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers. Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimp collected and stored stones that he would later use as missiles. Further, the chimp learned to recognise how and when parts of his concrete enclosure could be pulled apart to fashion further projectiles. ... There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can...

2009-03-09

 future animal chimpanzee intelligence planning consciousness
The rarity of the royal lines is actually an evolutionary strategy by the cheats, to escape suppression by the altruistic masses that they exploit.

2008-03-12

 ant intelligence animal
Guess this could be generalized to "Human proximity to anything s/he loves!" Tomáš J. Fülöpp...
 intelligence animal love cat inanity
It's not just humans that calculate about giving, and it's not just humans who expect to be given something in return when they are co-operative. ... Orangutans do that too. However, other apes - chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos - were less able or willing to play the game...

2008-12-24

 animal intelligence orangutan reciprocity trade
It will try to understand a user's question and intent and understand it at a rudimentary level and provide and accurate and confident answer. ... It will try to understand a user's question and intent and understand it at a rudimentary level and provide and accurate and confident answer...

2009-04-27

 artificial intelligence computer human intelligence
Computer systems will have greater opportunity to learn from the collective behavior of billions of humans. They will get smarter, gleaning relationships between objects, nuances, intentions, meanings, and other deep conceptual information. Today's Google search uses an early form of this approach, but in the future many more systems will be able to benefit from it...

2008-09-18

 Google intelligence cloud Internet
Thinkers as diverse as Freud, Engels and Thomas Carlyle once pointed to the use of tools as defining behaviour of human beings. Then it was found that many animals also used them, from the "fishing sticks" of apes to the rocks dropped on ostrich eggs by Egyptian vultures. ... The young (crows of New Caledonia) instinctively seize twigs in their beaks and use them to retrieve food from crevices .....

2005-01-13

 animal intelligence

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