Is Ayumu the Smartest Chimp in the World? (Video)

OMG, Sci/Tech — By on 2012/02/10 9:42 PM

Smartest Chimp Ever

Ayumu the chimp can remember the location and order of a set of numbers in less time than it takes the average human to blink. Ayumu can solve the puzzle in 60 milliseconds.

The 11-year-old chimp genius was born at the Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute where he studied as part of the Ai Project, which aims to better understand the chimpanzee mind.

He made headlines in 2007 when he out-performed college students in intelligence tests. You can try to beat him yourself in a game called ‘Are you smarter than a chimp?’.

Ayumu stars in the first episode of the new BBC series Super Smart Animals, and reporter Liz Bonin believes Ayumu could be one of the world’s smartest animals.

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