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September 11, 2013

#1263: Reassuring


[[A woman sits at her computer. A man stands behind her.]]

Woman: Looks like computers will beat humans at Go pretty soon.

Man: Wow. That’s the last of the big ones.

Woman: Yeah.

[[She looks back over her shoulder at him.]]

Man: Well, at least humans are still better at, uh, coming up with reassuring parables about things humans are better at?

Woman: Hmm.

[[The woman types on her computer.]]

«Type type»

[[She leans back over her chair again and addresses the man.]]

Woman: I made a Python script that generates thousands of reassuring parables per second.

Man: Dammit.

Computer: Computers will never understand a sonnet computers will never enjoy a salad comp-