A different Mario AI

Hi! This is my software for SIGBOVIK 2013, an April 1 conference that usually publishes fake research. Mine is real! It’s software that learns how to play NES games and plays them automatically, using an aesthetically pleasing technique.

I’m currently on vacation in Japan so I made this video for the conference, which is a great introduction if you have 15 minutes:

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCurBYI_gY

Check out his paper at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/mario/

– Via Kotaku