darker-than-darkstorm: neil-gaiman: madsciences: robotsandfrippary: robotlyra: paranoidgemsbok: newshour: What does it take to teach a bee to use tools? A little time, a good teacher and an enticing incentive. Read more here: http://to.pbs.org/2mpRUAz Credit: O.J. Loukola et al., Science (2017) @clockworkrobotic “Friend? Friend push ball? I push ball. I do good.” Bees.  Smart enough to push a ball, not smart enough to not be fooled by a stick masquerading as a bee.  maybe they know and they’re just being polite Other dimensional beings are undoubtedly amazed at what human beings will accept as human beings too. “But it’s just a stick with a person on it.” This is true.  Humans explicitly use pieces of felt shaped vaguely like humans (or pigs, or frogs, or giant yellow birds) to educate our young, and our children (and many adults) treat those pieces of felt as people.So why couldn’t a bee accept this stick as a bee and try to learn from it?

The real bee can learn how to manipulate objects to gain a reward PBS NEWS HOUR darker-than-darkstorm neil-gaiman madsciences robotsandfrippary robotlyra paranoidgemsbok newshour What does it take to teach a bee to use tools? A little time a good teacher and an enticing incentive Read more here httptopbsorg2mpRUAz Credit OJ Loukola et al Science 2017 @clockworkrobotic “Friend? Friend push ball? I push ball I do good” Bees Smart enough to push a ball not smart enough to not be fooled by a stick masquerading as a bee maybe they know and they’re just being polite Other dimensional beings are undoubtedly amazed at what human beings will accept as human beings too “But it’s just a stick with a person on it” This is true Humans explicitly use pieces of felt shaped vaguely like humans or pigs or frogs or giant yellow birds to educate our young and our children and many adults treat those pieces of felt as peopleSo why couldn’t a bee accept this stick as a bee and try to learn from it? Meme

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