DeepMind AI rivals average human competitive coder


After simulating 10 contests, with more than 5,000 participants, AlphaCode has ranks in the top 54%.

The problems in the competitions are not seen by the AI during training, so solving them requires a combination of critical thinking, logic, algorithms, coding and natural language understanding.

So … “about average”. This would make DeepMind a classic “checklist developer”.

The manager wants a button next to the banner, so I will put a button next to the banner. Task complete! Update JIRA. Next ticket.

Programming isn’t about writing code, it’s about understanding the problem and reducing the friction 😕