"Worryingly, cofounder Shane Legg thinks the team's advances could be what finishes off the human race. He told the LessWrong blog in an interview 'Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this'. He adds he thinks AI is the 'no.1 risk for this century'. It's ominous stuff. (Read about Elon Musk discussing his concerns about AI here.)"