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DailyDirt: Looking For Smarter Animals

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The search for intelligent life might be more fruitful if we started looking more closely at other animals right here on Earth. The progress of artificial intelligence in computers might also be surpassed by breeding a few hyper-intelligent pets someday. Some zoo animals are already playing around with iPads, so maybe we'll have some super smart cyborgs... In any case, here are just a few examples of projects that are studying how smart our fellow vertebrates might be. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    weneedhelp - not signed in, Jan 28th, 2013 @ 5:20pm

    Human animal

    I wish we could find a way to make the human animal smarter.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 28th, 2013 @ 5:26pm

    Re: Human animal

    Easy: get us something to compete with. I vote for the raccoons, but I'm biased.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 28th, 2013 @ 9:13pm

    Mice are rather intelligent, they have been performing experiments upon humans for centuries.

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    Niall (profile), Jan 29th, 2013 @ 2:25am

    Re: Re: Human animal

    Over the Hedge!

    "Rosebud..." possibly Shatner's finest 'acting' moment? :)

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