François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. Aug. 11, 2019 1 min read

One thing that I wish more people realized: intelligence is not something uniquely human that has evolved specifically for homo sapiens over the past 300,000 years. Many species share much of the same cognitive building blocks we possess

In particular the cognition of great apes is very close to our own, even though we branched out 6-7 M years ago.

Our evolutionary cousins (other homo branches, australopithecus) would have been even closer. Unfortunately we can't include them in psychology studies anymore

The thing is, it takes a *very* long time to evolve new cognitive building blocks. Seemingly much longer than a mere handful of millions of years.

We were not made overnight from Zeus' thigh

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