MarI/O: One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!

As both an avid gamer and someone with an interest in the programming aspect of computers, I find this to be one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen! Basically this guy (SethBling on YouTube) is working on a project to allow for a computer to play through “Super Mario World” on the SNES by itself without any user input. If this shit doesn’t get you excited for the future of technology and artificial intelligence then nothing will!

SethBling is streaming it all live on Twitch.tv for people to watch the slow process unfold and trust me, it’s slow! The computer basically makes error after error until it can figure out where it goes wrong. It teaches itself where and when to jump or to run or to spin until it can get to the end of a level without getting killed.

Watch the live stream here!

Until Next Time,
Adam

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