Dr. McMeta Knight wrote:So the translator is some kind of low-AI?
That would explain the weirdness of these past comics.
And how it seems to come up with jokes to add on its own.
I love this comic but sometimes feel like it doesn't explain things like this well enough, leaving readers more confused than entertained. If I'm right about the low-AI, Judy could've just mentioned that when she took it out to begin with...
I actually see it as a bit different, it simply follows the hand patterns and "read" the sign language, but at same time it isn't perfect, specially with handsigns that would have multiple meanings(a common issue with any automatic translator), as seen in the current page as it goes off on quite a few alternate meanings for "chieftain", I wouldn't rule out a form of low-AI though, if the gorillas of Gagibuzo are that much more advanced, it could be an attempt to allow the translator to identify context and choose the most apropriated word in a multiple meanings situation, still, it come across as a "It doesn't matter how it works, the important part is that it works." kind of thing, at least in this situation.
Still, I love Doc's "I AM NOT RACIST!"-esque freak out.