The Animal-AI Testbed

Common-sense reasoning from sensory inputs. Tasks for AI - inspired by Animal Cognition
Play, Watch or discover the testbed.


The tasks are easy enough that a child should be able to solve them1, and many related experiments have been passed by animals (including shrimp!). However, these tasks are still challenging for AI, even in light of recent progress. We believe that solving these common-sense reasoning tasks is the next step towards creating general intelligence and that this testbed can facilitate progress.

Example task - Transparent Cylinder

Animal Pass
Agent Pass
Animal Fail
Agent Fail

Animal videos and cylinder experiment discussion: MacLean et al. The evolution of self-control PNAS (2014)

Try it yourself here! -or- View all the experiment types and results here.

1 This site is designed to help test this hypothesis!

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