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Apologies for the category choice, it seemed the least irrelevant.
Anyway, crows in Asia are super-bright. So giving them harder and harder to solve problems to get their chickenfeed, the smarter ones will prevail. Run that through a couple of generations and they will be smarter than us*.
Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA can just outsource all the theoretical stuff and we can go to the stars.
* assuming they aren't already smarter than us and they are just playing dumb**.
** <wonders if the animal kingdom hasn't noticed yet that any species that's not cute, or tasty tend to go extinct?>
Stuff of legend...
[RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2017]
||solve the potential problems in self-aware AI, for which there
is no evidence, by uplifting known carnivores and carrion
eaters. Good idea.
||When they crack the physics we need to escape to
the stars, we should play this: <link>