The Animal-AI Testbed

Tasks for AI - inspired by Animal Cognition. Learning common-sense reasoning from sensory inputs. Play, Watch and Discover the testbed.


These tasks involve simple common-sense reasoning and are easy enough that a child should be able to solve them1. Many have been passed by animals (including shrimp!). However, these tasks are still challenging for AI, and will need to be solved to create more general forms of artificial intelligence.

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 the tests yourself here! -or- View all the experiments and results here.

1 This site is designed to help test this hypothesis!

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