A UK PhD student at Imperial College London, Robin Baumgarten has created an Ai system that plays Infinite Mario, a long lasting version of the classic game. While this is nothing but a narrow Ai system, something else caught my eye here. Recently at E3 Nintendo quietly mentioned that new Wii games will be able to play themselves.
The reasoning behind having the ability to put games into autopilot is, Nintendo claims, that the easy accessibility of the Wii is what has led to its success. In other words if you make games so easy that you can have the computer play the game for you this will entice more people to