Ant's Mathematics Abilities Assist Algorithms

The humble ant, when it is part of a colony, becomes a highly intelligent maths boffin according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

Scientists have discovered that ants are capable of solving complex mathematical problems, and are even able to manage what only a small number of computer algorithms are equipped to do by actually adapting to an optimal solution once discovered to fit an evolving problem.

The findings of an international team of scientist, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, are believed to deepen human understanding of how even relatively simple animals can overcome difficult and dynamic problems in nature, and assist computer scientists in the development of better software that can solve logistical problems and even help maximise efficiency in existing industries.

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