Computer Is Learning To Make Mario Levels By Watching YouTube

Computer Is Learning To Make Mario Levels By Watching YouTube

First they will take our jobs. Then they will take our Mario.

While Nintendo works hard to let us build our own Mario levels, the Georgia Institute of Technology Research are developing an "artificially intelligent system" that can build its own stages.

The terror comes not in the fact it can build levels — procedural generation is everywhere these days — but in how it builds them.

The system has been programmed to build by watching. It will watch gameplay videos and live streaming videos, look at what's been designed and then build it's own creations.

It starts with a copy of an existing stage, then looks to see where players spend most of their time in a level, learns the design rules that went into that stage and applies those rules to original creations.

Below are two examples of a stage built by the system after studying human playthrough:

Computer Is Learning To Make Mario Levels By Watching YouTube
Computer Is Learning To Make Mario Levels By Watching YouTube

And below is the "system" after it's done with Super Mario 3D World.

Computer Is Learning To Make Mario Levels By Watching YouTube

Comments

    Show the AI minecraft........that should keep it far too busy to wipe us out.

      Get the robots too addicted to video games to be bothered killing us all...

      Well played.

        Well, it will work fine until EA or Ubisoft does something to piss them off..............

          Oh God, you're right! Exclusives and over-priced DLC WILL be the death of us after all!!

    Yeah well I'm gonna make my own Mario levels.....with Blackjack and Hookers

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