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Programmer Creates An AI To (Not Quite) Beat NES Games

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http://techcrunch.com – Programmer and CMU PhD Tom Murphy created a function to “beat” NES games by watching the score. When the computer did things that raised the score it would learn how to reproduce them again in again, resulting, ultimately, in what amounts to a Super Mario Brothers-playing robot. The program, called a “technique for automating NES games,” can take on nearly every NES game but it doesn’t always win. You can read his full paper here but, as you can see from the above video (fast-forward to about 6 minutes to see Mario in action), the game does most of the things nor (IT news)