So I have a player who's really attached to their pet smart monkey, took the "Dependent" negative trait with respect to it, even bought and installed a cortical stack so that the monkey's comparatively less developed mind would not be so easily extinguished and in the event of bodily destruction could be sleeved into another smart monkey. They are absolutely opposed to ordering the monkey around or jamming it as a biodrone.
Anyway, they want the monkey to learn, and it seems plausible that the animal should be able to do this to a degree. How quickly relative to a transhuman? What sort of caps should I insert, either soft or hard? How does their software limit them, since hardware is presumably no object? And is there a way for smart animals to become emergent uplifts?