DeepMind has made software-writing AI that rivals average human coder

AI company DeepMind has built a tool that can create working code to solve complex software challenges


2 February 2022

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DeepMind, a UK-based AI company, has taught some of its machines to write computer software – and it performs almost as well as an average human programmer when judged in competition.

The new AlphaCode system is claimed by DeepMind to be able to solve software problems that require a combination of logic, critical thinking and the ability to understand natural language. The tool was entered into 10 rounds on