The Super Mario Bros. AI Competition is a fantastic competition being run by Sergey Karakovskiy and Julian Togelius in conjunction with the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2009). Were it not for the fact that all members of the EIS lab are terribly busy working on our research (our advisers read this too, you know!), I’m sure we’d be all over this.
The video above is our favorite video so far, which wins three million EIS bonus points for escaping from a pit. Amazing!
About the author: Chris Lewis is a British PhD student researching the intersection of software engineering and video game development.