[VIDEO] Watch the perfect game of Mario …

… as played by a computer. Here’s an entry for the “Mario AI Competition 2009,” a contest to see who can design the best AI player of Infinite Mario Bros., a heavily modified version of Super Mario World with random level generation. Both videos succinctly demonstrate why the robots will be ruling us all within decadesyears months.

The bit to really watch out for comes at 0:45, when the otherwise inch-perfect AI controller seems to plunge down a pit, only to brilliantly rescue itself with some impossibly nimble wall-jumping.

[Mario AI Competition 2009, via Shacknews]