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Phil’s Newsletter #42, AEW: Rampage Watch-Along

An image generated from an adversarial network.

Over on the Substack you can find issue 42 of Phil’s Newsletter, wherein we discuss generative adversarial networks, release a new Monster Association video, and my sister-in-law Jessica critiques my favorite Beatles songs.

Today (August 13, 2021) is also the first episode of All Elite Wrestling’s new show, Rampage. We’ll be doing a live watch-along with my Patrons in my Discord channel starting 6:30pm Pacific.

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Winner of the Infinite Mario AI Contest Posts Source Code

All of the java components that won the contest. Watch the slow-mo video if you want to weep for humanity’s eventual end.

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Infinite Mario AI

Incredible demo video from one of the entrants in the Super Mario AI competition. mentioned previously on Extra Future. See also: The project page, which explains the process behind the AI.

The developer says he’ll release the source code once the contest is over.

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Mario AI Competition 2009

Write a Mario Bros-playing AI in Java and win some money and nerd fame. I can see myself spending a lot of time with this.

via Jesper