Parrot Asks Google Home A Question And Gets A Clear Answer

PetraGreyPublished: October 4, 2018Updated: October 5, 20183,813 plays$6.18 earned
Published: October 4, 2018Updated: October 5, 2018

This video portrays a beautiful African Gray Parrot, and an obviously very intelligent one in that it asks Google Home a question… but that’s not even the best part! The parrot actually gets an answer from the device! Google responds clearly and accurately answers the question. Why is this impressive? Well, when you watch the video, you’ll hear the bird ask the question, and it almost sounds as if a human is saying this in the background. However, of course it is not a human; it is the parrot. Many parrot species can talk, but often times the “words” still do not sound quite right. The bird is mimicking the sounds he or she has heard from their human or humans.

Parrots do not always or necessarily understand the concept of “words,” but they are excellent and reproducing sounds they have heard. The parrot in this video, though, has a voice so clear that the Google device has absolutely no trouble at all hearing and understanding the bird’s voice well enough to give a full and accurate answer.
This particular types of parrots are incredibly intelligent, and arguably possibly the most intelligent of all the parrot species. Some are known to have learned to reproduce up to 300 or more words. The birds can also be taught specific concepts and objects or actions that link to words, almost as if they understand the word in the same way that humans do, even though their understanding is actually much different.

One particular member of this species was studied extensively and worked with and taught by psychologist Irene Pepperberg at several universities for a total of thirty marvelous years! This bird showed that the species is much more intelligent than science realized at the time, as the bird (named Alex) was able to learn colors, numbers, textures, and many other things. He learned to “count” to tell his handler how many items she was holding at a given time. He could also determine what “matter” an object was and answer on cue correctly. This study opened new doors to science in remarkable ways.

The parrot in this video definitely shows the incredibly high intelligence this species of bird can have. This bird not only repeats a word or two on occasion; he or she says full sentences. He has learned somehow, most likely by observing his humans and their actions and responses, that this particular question of asking about the weather initiates a response from the Google device resulting in more sounds and talking . Humans have long been fascinated by the animal world, particularly all of the different parrot species since they learn to mimic our sounds so closely and precisely. If you have never had time to hang out with a parrot, you should definitely do so in the future. They are so much fun to observe and enjoy. They are fascinating creatures that are so adept at figuring out situations, consequences, reactions, etc. Besides all of that, they also have very unique and hilarious personalities.

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