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“The most powerful supercomputer in the world is not as good at recognizing things as the human brain,” Golan Levin, an artist and engineer.

“What we’re talking about is an inundation of under-qualified white guys.” Jack Teter, who runs a political action committee dedicated to convincing those guys not to run for office.

“Bran, who of all people should have some empathy for Hodor, is kind of an abusive little shit,” Lauryn S. Mayer, an English professor, on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)