Who knows if the robots will be any good at picking a striking colour palette on their own—the question should probably followed up with the obvious: striking for whom? If used in combination with your own sensibilities, this tool seems to do the trick. Lord Vishnu only knows how much of my vision has been degraded looking too closely at the pixels of a mood board photo to lock in a palette.
Using photos as inspiration is great in theory but you're still tasked with discerning 3–5 colours from amongst billions. That's robot work. Future augmented designers will only need to adjust to taste or use the given values to aid an ongoing discussion. If they're clever, like Darwin apparently, they'll bill the same and take an early lunch.