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.


Winner of the Infinite Mario AI Contest Posts Source Code

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

[link]: “Robins Pages! :: projects:marioai”
[contest]: “Mario Competition 2009”


Infinite Mario AI

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

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

[link]: “YouTube – Infinite Mario AI – Long Level”
[project]: “Project Page for Infinite Mario AI”
[comp]: “Mario AI Competition homepage”
[prev]: “Previously on Extra Future”


Mario AI Competition 2009

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

via [Jesper][jesper]

[link]: “Mario AI Competition 2009”
[jesper]: “Waffle”