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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Amy, in a major technological advance, a scientist has taught a computer to create its own what?

AMY DICKINSON: Feelings - no, not feelings. Can you give me a hint?

SAGAL: I will. The computer walks up to you and says, press any key to turn me on.

DICKINSON: Like, a proposition or a pick up.

SAGAL: Yes.

(LAUGHTER, SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: Computer scientist Janelle Shane, she has this neural network she likes to teach things to. And what she did was she gave the neural network thousands of real pickup lines and then she allowed it to use what it had learned to create its own. So these are all real. These are computer pickup lines.

ADAM FELBER: All right. Is it - wait, is the computer picking up a person or a computer?

DICKINSON: Yeah, we need to know.

SAGAL: No, it's like - basically you say here are human pickup lines and now...

FELBER: Write a few for me.

DICKINSON: You write one.

SAGAL: ...Using what you've deduced from this, you write a pickup line.

FELBER: Let's hear it.

SAGAL: Here's one.

BILL KURTIS: I want to get my heart with you.

SAGAL: OK.

DICKINSON: I would do that computer.

SAGAL: All right.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: That was pretty good. The computer and have a little trouble with grammar.

FELBER: Yeah.

KURTIS: Are you a candle?

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Because you're so hot of the looks with you.

(LAUGHTER)

FELBER: Is this a Bulgarian computer?

(LAUGHTER)

FELBER: Because you're so hot of the looks of you.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: One more.

KURTIS: Hey, baby, you're to be a key? Because I can bear your toot?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And finally, perhaps the best pickup line ever conceived by man or machine.

KURTIS: You look like a thing and I love you.

(LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: Oh, that would totally work with me. Yeah, that's...

ALONZO BODDEN: Don't the nerds have enough trouble picking up women?

SAGAL: Yeah.

(SOUNDBITE OF STYX SONG, "MR. ROBOTO")

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