When last we left our forum thread...
Dr. McMeta Knight wrote:this wrote: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...
FWIW, I think this was a sufficient explanation. Dr. McNinja even acknowledged it here.
Going beyond it would have been too much Data-esque and distracting.
But if it didn't have something of a mind of it's own, how (or why) would "the translator manage to get a joke through" ?
Ah, wait, unless Judy was teasing Dr. McNinja and she said "managed to get a joke through" as a way of saying "I finally managed to tell to a joke without the machine screwing up" not "the translator pretended to accuse you of being a poacher".
...that would make a lot more sense. Duh.