DeepMind has created an artificial intelligence system called AlphaCode that is capable of writing computer programs “at a competitive level”.
The system was tested against coding tasks used in human competition – the program was among the top 54%.
DeepMind believes this is a significant step forward for offline coding, although AlphaCode skills are not necessarily representative of the programming tasks faced by the average coder.
The system was tested on 10 problems, which were solved by 5 thousand users on the Codeforces website. On average, she ranks in the top 54.3% of responses.