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Pigs can be taught to play games, but they keep hogging the controller

Pigs can be taught to play games, but they keep hogging the controller

Researchers in the UK have taught four pigs to play games, but don’t expect any esports teams to be hiring farm animals anytime soon.

A BBC report explained that scientists were able to train the four pigs—Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory—to manipulate a simple joystick, steering a ball on-screen into targets to dispense treats. That they were able to make the connection between their input and the screen, the researchers reckon, is “no small feat”.

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