Developer trains artificial neural network to play Mario Kart 64

Holiday breaks are a good time to catch up on relaxing, reading, or maybe indulging in some video gaming. Kevin Hughes did just that over his winter break, only it wasn’t he who was playing the games: It was an artificial neural network he trained using TensorFlow. Hughes is a senior developer at Shopify, and he mostly works with Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. His winter project, dubbed “TensorKart,” was to train an artificial neural network to play the classic racing game Mario Kart 64. The goal was simple: use TensorFlow to train an agent that could drive Mario around the classic tracks. (Related: 2016: The year artificial intelligence exploded) He originally got the idea for this project a few years ago after seeing a post about artificial intelligence applied…


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