I’m not sure it’s recent news, because there is a public release from as back as 2005, but I just came across this video of a monkey eating using a robotic arm directly controlled by his brain. Researchers are from the Pittsburgh University.
Really impressive, although probably a bit tough for the monkey.
In this 10min TED talk, Joshua Klein talks about crows and how they are incredibly good learners.
They seem to have a powerful memory, use vision effectively, have problem solving skills, use tools and even learn from examples of other crows. I guess AGI is more than achieved at “crow-level Artificial Intelligence”!!