We are self trained apes, (largely) self programmed automatons/robots. But we are also programmed by a billion years of evolution, a million years of human socialization, 100 thousand years of technology, ten thousand years of civilization.

Other animals can be trained, but I don’t think any train themselves. None but we yoke themselves.

What are our unique attributes? Tool use is seen in a few species; communication in many, verging on language in a few;

Not bad, for a global society put together by apes.