I mean, yes, actually. Explicitly writing shit down is an approach to AI called "knowledge encoding" and is what you're doing when you, say, write a lawyer bot to help people with fines.
@papey Pen and paper — artificial memory, slide rule — arithmetic unit, together — artificial intelligence. Okay, ultimate conttrol unit is the operator, but isn't it the case for even the most advanced computer systems?
@papey I love how the original context of that anime makes this joke particularly appropriate (the man in glasses is an android).