Thursday, May 31, 2007

Apes that speak English

This is pretty cool. I think it would be an awesome experience to meet one of these animals:

I read Kanzi a series of words, and then without fail, he hit the corresponding lexigram symbol on a touch screen.

I said "Egg."

He pressed "Egg."

I said, "M and M."

He pressed "M and M."

Then Kanzi took control of the conversation and pressed the symbol for "Surprise!"

Needless to say, I was quite surprised, having never actually spoken to an ape before.

Pretty neat stuff.

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