There is no Koopa.

August 6, 2009 – 10:16 am

Want to make $500?

All you have to do is make Mario come to life with an artificially intelligent computer program. And he has to survive as many randomly-generated game levels as possible from the Infinite Mario Bros project.

Piece of cake!


A contest entry. From the entrant: “Here’s my attempt at an AI for the Mario AI Competition. You can see the path it plans to go as a red line, which updates when it detects new obstacles at the right screen border. It uses only information visible on screen. I’ve included a slow-motion part in the middle where it gets hairy for Mario. :-)”

Here is the same intelligent agent playing a longer level.

These agents will be unstoppable once they replicate in the Matrix.

  1. One Response to “There is no Koopa.”

  2. The item before this item in my google reader was a tweet:

    “Greg Z: It’s called residual self-image. It’s what the writers came up with so we wouldn’t appear naked in this scene, Neo.”

    By ClintJCL on Aug 9, 2009

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