Thursday, July 07, 2011

Chimp recognises synthetic speech

Meaning That Chimps And Rappers Will Be Able To Communicate?


A talented chimpanzee called Panzee can recognise distorted and incomplete words spoken by a computer, scientists have discovered.
That suggests that apes may be more capable of perceiving spoken sounds than previously thought, and that the common ancestor of humans and chimps may also have had this ability.
It also refutes the idea that humans have brains uniquely adapted to process speech, say the scientists who have published their findings in the journal Current Biology.

8 comments:

BobG said...

"Meaning That Chimps And Rappers Will Be Able To Communicate?"

That's assuming the chimp would even want to associate with rappers.

Fits said...

Those nutsy scientists should know better.

TJP said...

Is that chimp available to proctor mastery testing?

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/investigation-into-aps-cheating-1001375.html

Fits said...

The chimp would be working below his paygrade to work with the dumber chimps from Atlanta. Its called "Affirmative Action", just like the sham of paying an out of work know-nothing bum to do nothing but sit on his ass with the title of Community Organizer.

Fail them all. And build more prisons.

Fits said...

...continued...

70% of the kids raised by single mothers wind up in jail, while single mother households are lionized by Hollywood and the liberal media.

To report the truth would be to let on that it ain't working. So they lie, and the need for more jails strains society to the bursting point.

And we're to believe all this was unintended. Yeah.

bah_humbug said...

The chosen one and his bride do this every time they chow down at the Golden Corral french fry buffet - So big deal. Barmfmmfgghry MMMmmmhgffgh passmmmeee the mmfmfmmfff gravy and mmfffmffmff salt. And I'm not saying they're chimps - they're dangerous poser chumps.

Fits said...

You can call them chimps all you want; I do so all the time. Freedom of speech is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Who do you think has been singing rap music all along?