We are always thinking about getting “rock star” programmers.
AlphaCode is by some measures an average programmer; probably a somewhat above average professional programmer but not a super-star.
At some point, such programmer AI’s will be cheap. Maybe they will become extraordinary. Maybe not. But assuredly abundant and inexpensive.
What could you do with a vast army of such programmers?
DeepMind has a 73-page preprint available for those who would like to know the details. Reading it is probably not a good strategy for becoming an average programmer (smile).