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This article was published on June 22, 2015

    Now watch this learning AI attempting to master Mario Kart

    Now watch this learning AI attempting to master Mario Kart
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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Last week, we showed you Seth Bling’s MarI/O neural network mastering Super Mario World. Now it’s taken on Mario Kart and got good at racing depressingly quickly, with the help of a modified script by Winterbunny:

    Just as it did with Super Mario World, MarI/O attacks Mario Kart via a process of trial and error, learning how to navigate the track and deal with other racers, power-ups and pitfalls. While we were watching it nailed 1st place.

    Watch live video from SethBling on www.twitch.tv

    There’s also an entire Twitch channel dedicated to watching the AI working on its Mario chops.

    Seth Bling [Twitch]

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