Video Games Today's Step Closer To Skynet: Mario Plays His Own Game

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Today's Step Closer To Skynet: Mario Plays His Own Game

A team of researchers at a German university have programmed complex AI into a Mario game of their own making, using stolen graphics from Super Mario All-Stars. Instead of guiding Mario with a controller, the player talks to him and tells him where to go and when to jump.

The real twist in this is that Mario will do things on his own, without any commands, based on how he's feeling. If he's hungry, he might seek out coins. if he's curious he might explore a series of platforms by himself. I...
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