To Moose and Abigail
Well I can tell you that 'the guy' is definitely far less mysterious or nefarious than some term-paper plagiarist or something equally unethical like that. The thread gives hint as to the who, what and why.
However, I will say it seems the particular writing style and nature of the question, combined with the insight of the responses has generated far more fascinating feedback than I coulda ever anticipated. There is much to chew on here. For that, I say hats off to all of you.
Oh, by the way, the paraphrase engine offers the following tidbit ...
The term "AI" is defined as 'anything that hasn't yet been demonstrated as feasible for a computer programmer'