Robots are going to destroy humanity sooner or later…but for now they’re making Super Mario Bros levels. What looks like a science fiction is actually a reality where this AI is building various levels just by watching gameplay videos on Youtube.
Even though Mario Maker is coming soon to Wii U players by Nintendo, but this experiment has been going for a while now. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology Research made a system that can take a copy of a Mario level and rebuild it after watching videos of players to analyze their play style and how many times do they spend on each section, only to end up building a logical and well-designed level. You can see two samples below:
This isn’t the first time where Artificial Intelligence had something to do with video games. We’ve seen earlier this month another experiment that saw a machine learning how to play video games and perfecting Super Mario SNES, called Marl/O. You can also watch how it works below as well. What a time to be alive.