AI Re-Creates Super Mario Bros. Game Just By Watching It
AI Re-Creates Super Mario Bros. Game Just By Watching It

We all know very well that usually, we are we are accustomed to seeing how an AI (artificial intelligence) observes game players simply to learn the strategies and game play of the title and then later it manage to play games and even to defeat great professionals of the game, as earlier happened in Dota 2.

AI Re-Creates Super Mario Bros. Game Just By Watching It

Usually, we are accustomed to seeing how an artificial intelligence observes games of players to learn the strategies and game play of the title and then later it manage to play games and even to defeat great professionals of the game, as earlier happened in Dota 2.

However, today, we should thank The Verge, who brought a different story of a scientific publication called “Game Engine Learning from Video” in which a group of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology tells us about their new experiment, an AI (Artificial Intelligence) that learns to replicate video game engines watching players enjoy them.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) does not have access to the game code at any time, although it has two tools that allow it to learn everything that is happening in the game just by watching the game.

The first is a kind of visual dictionary that allows it to know all the sprites of the game and the second are several basic concepts introduced by AI programmers as the position of objects, their speed and other features that later artificial intelligence uses for analyzing everything it sees.

With these tools, AI is able to “decompose” everything it sees frame by frame to make sense of everything that happens and, over time, creates a kind of rules through logic that allows it to roughly discover how it works the engine of the game Super Mario Bros.

Once AI discovered then it exports these little rules and turns it into different programming languages that allow it to recreate the game in question, in this case, it managed to recreate Super Mario in a playable way, but with a few glitches.

At the moment this artificial intelligence is limited to learning of games in 2 dimensions although, in the future, this group of scientists hopes that it will also be able to recreate 3D video games but, for now, the next step is for AI to learn everything possible on Mega Man to try, also, to recreate this classic platforms.

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