Programmer Creates AI Algorithms That Can Play NES Games
Tom Murphy, a programmer, has recently created and debuted a function that can effectively beat NES games by attempting to get levels, scores, lives, etc. to level-up. The program is described as a "technique for automating NES games," and while it can take on just about every title ever made for that console, it doesn't always win. Still, it wins a lot, and that's impressive.
Obviously, the mental work required to even understand this is notable, so have a look at the video above for a peek at how it handles Goombas.