Every time the machines beat humans at something new there is a big kerfuffle. It was a huge deal when Deep Blue beat Kasparov at chess years ago, and last year Go was finally dominated by a computer. Now it is poker's turn.
There are many kinds of poker and various kinds have been beaten at various times but no limit heads up Hold Em was taken down just now, and that to me feels like the proper benchmark for computer dominance.
I recall when chess finally fell many people said that Go was simply too big, that machines would never beat humans. They laughed at the idea of machines defeating the best poker players, because poker is so much about reading human expression and mood. They were wrong. The machines will beat us at everything.
And I do mean everything. Not just mathematical games like Go, but far more difficult to quantify things like reading facial expressions and predicting behaviour. They are even going to beat us at sex. They aren't there now, not by a long shot, but eventually the robots will come for sex just the way cars came for carrying goods, computers came for chess mastery, and factories came for making shaped pieces of iron. It is just a matter of time.
I am reading the Ancillary series of books by Ann Leckie, which is a science fiction series set in the distant future. I recommend the series both as science fiction and as commentary on gender and sex, though the actual story and characters we never that compelling to me. In it there are extremely powerful AIs that watch people all the time and learn their patterns by speech, facial expressions, and more. They know when people are upset before the people themselves know. This is going to be a reality given enough time because every time we have set ourselves the challenge to build a tool that will be better at something than a raw human we have succeeded, or are on the way to succeeding. Reading and predicting human behaviour will be no different.
The idea of AIs watching me through myriad cameras and knowing what I think before I do isn't frightening to me. Maybe it should be, but I honestly just shrug at the thought. The machines already do pretty much everything better than me and my life is shaped by the rest of the world already so somehow it doesn't feel like it will be all that different. Would machines watching me, trying to predict me really be that different from humans trying to do the same thing? The only difference I see is one of efficiency.