DailyDirt: Natural, All-Organic Intelligence... For The Birds

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Computers might be able to beat people at games like chess and Jeopardy! -- but maybe while we're watching out for Skynet, we should also be looking out for other animals getting smarter. Artificial intelligence might never actually produce self-conscious thoughts, but we already have at least one example of animals that do (us?). In any case, here are some birds that show some potential, too. As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Feb 2011 @ 6:53pm

    You know there are crows that know how to use a peanut vending machine.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_klein_on_the_intelligence_of_crows.html

    They scavenge the area for coins and bring them to peanut vending machines and get peanuts in return.

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