Thursday, January 5, 2017

"This winter break, I decided to try and finish a project I started a few years ago: training an artificial neural network to play MarioKart 64"

"In a couple of days over winter break, I was able to to train an AI to drive a virtual vehicle using the same technique Google uses for their self-driving cars. With approximately 20 minutes of training data, my AI was able to drive the majority of the simplest course, Luigi Raceway, and generalized to at least one section of an untrained racetrack. With more data, I bet we could build a complete AI for MarioKart 64."