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Elephant Plays with Tablet Computer (Video)

Elephant Plays with Tablet Computer (Video)

There have been some studies using computer interfaces which have tried to get great apes interested, with mixed results. Some have shown tasks being completed even faster by them than by humans, others have shown complete boredom with interacting with a machine.

Painting by elephants is a Youtube phenomenon but it’s unclear whether they’re making it up as they go along or just following a script.

But in these videos, there is no direction. Peter the elephant is playing with a tablet computer.

Says the British ‘Technivator Team’, who made the videos:

“This is all real, no film trickery, post-production or hidden cuts — he’s just a very clever elephant.”


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9:22AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Molto bello. Grazie per la condivisione.

3:55AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

great videos thanks for sharing :)

11:03AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

next they will be ordering peanuts online.

8:24PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Animals are extremely intelligent. Just because they don't speak our language, doesn't mean they don't understand what's going on. We are the dumb ones for thinking that.

2:23PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

magnificently beautiful smart animals.

4:18PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Very entertaining very cute!

12:10PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

cute, thanks

2:39AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:16AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Fantastic. These animals are just so intelligent!

11:16PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

What a lovely post. The elephants control of his trunk was incredible just as we would with our index finger. He showed great joy. He was enjoying himself. Lucky Peter.

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