What Is the Crow Box?
The Crow Box is a device designed to autonomously train crows. So far we’ve trained captive crows to deposit dropped coins they find on the ground in exchange for peanuts. The next step is to try it with wild crows and see if we can get them to learn to use the box, then to optimize the training system for them, and then to see how quickly they can learn it from each other.
That's where you come in. Different crows learn at different speeds and in different ways, and the only way to figure out the best way to teach them is experimentation. The more people trying different things the faster we'll all figure out how to work cooperatively with crows.
Once we’ve got the system optimized for teaching coin collection we can move to seeing how flexibly they can learn *other* tasks, like collecting garbage, sorting through discarded electronics, or maybe even search and rescue. Crows continue to amaze us with their abilities, so who knows?