Movies where human video gamers save humanity won’t happen as Artificial Intelligence is becoming superior to humans at video games

The main point of Google DeepMind’s AI, says Hassabis, is to create computers that can “solve any problem”. “AI has huge potential to be amazing for humanity”, he mentions in the Technology Review interview. Accelerating the way we combat disease is one idea.

Using trial and error, Deep Mind systems became better than humans at three out of size Atari Video games.

In 2011, one of the founders of Deep Mind, Shane Legg, predicted that expected by 2019 to see an impressive proto-AGI. By this he meant a system with basic vision, basic sound processing, basic movement control, and basic language abilities, with all of these things being essentially learnt rather than preprogrammed. It will also be able to solve a range of simple problems, including novel ones.