Mario Kart: a neural network win gold 50cc Mushroom Cup
6 November 2017 | Written by La redazione
Programmer SethBling has built and trained a neural network to play Mario Kart. After showing the program 15 hours of video and refining some of its behavior, he got it to win gold, by itself, in the 50cc Mushroom Cup. MariFlow, as the Mario Kart network is called, takes its cues from player information: it is a recurrent neural network, which means the machine is capable of remembering information. Yet this too is not some automatic process. That experience needed to be weighted by humans so that MariFlow knew what information was important.