"Up until now, only human beings and other great apes have demonstrated
an ability to understand probabilities – being able to weigh up the odds
based on the available data, or statistical inference, as it's formally
called. Now, for the first time, a parrot species has demonstrated this
Tests on six kea (Nestor notabilis) parrots have shown they were able to
understand and act on probabilities in a variety of scenarios that have
previously been tested on humans and apes.
The findings have some wide-reaching implications – from understanding
more about how the minds of non-primates might work, to producing more
realistic and detailed artificial intelligence systems of our own."
Via SejaDia and Jennifer Freeman.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics