Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Chimpanzee AI beat human on short memory Task

We think that we are bestowed with superior intelligence when compared with of the animal kingdom. Recently, the experimenters at the Primate Research institute in Kyoto University in Japan were able to train a chimpanzee named AI who performs better than humans on short term memory tasks.

Here is an article published in Guardian on the actual experiment.

This web page at Primate Research Institute Kyoto University, Japan provides the details of this novel experiment. Also a web page that provides videos of actual experiments.

Chimpanzee AI from Javed on Vimeo.


This experiment confirms that chimpanzees do have photographic memories and we do not that is why we invented media to augment our biological memories of past experiences.

3 comments:

Luke said...

Thanks for the post.I've found a way to develop photographic memory from www.photograpic-memory.org. The techniques that they offer are pretty handy too.

Edouard said...

Thank you so much Professor Alam, for sharing this essential information.

In contrast with the videos that need to be seen on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, such an interesting experiment brings me some hope about Humankind.

GardenScrapper said...

Thank you so much for this video! I have more to talk about with my 3-year old when we visit the zoo and talk about the similarities and differences between the animals on both sides of the cages. I wonder if the photographic memory evolved better in chimps so they could quickly remember where the vines, tree limbs, etc. are in front of them while swinging so they could keep an eye out for preditors below. (Just a thought from a musician and fundraiser -- not a scientist, obviously). I enjoy reading your blog.

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