Tech optimism can prevent an Avengers-level threat
Forget tech, computers, and AI — the real solution to the problem would be if we taught those chimpanzees how to make fire. They would start cooking their meat, which would allow more protein-rich nutrients to reach their brains, which would then grow and become capable of abstract thought . . . the same scenario I've heard to describe to advent of intelligence in humans. With a rival simian sentient species on the planet, we would be forced to seriously reconsider our choices and priorities; it would be the exact kind of creative catalyst that will take us to the next level of evolution.