DailyDirt: Smarter Than The Average Bear, Eh?

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Intelligence isn’t easy to measure. Artificial intelligence projects can rely on various tests, like the Turing test and games of skill (eg. poker, chess, thermonuclear war, go) for comparing human intelligence to silicon-based machine algorithms. There are tests for animals, but it’s a bit harder to coax some animals into taking various tests (maybe they’re smarter for not wanting to participate). The Flynn Effect shows (but doesn’t explain) that human IQ scores have been increasing over time, but is everything actually getting smarter? Here are just a few more examples of smart animals we’ve found.

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