AI Cup 2020 — the annual artificial intelligence programming championship by Mail.Ru Group is already running.
AI Cup — open artificial intelligence programming contest. Test yourself writing a game strategy! It’s simple, clear and fun!
This year's theme is — RTS. We are waiting for you on our site! The site is already open, you can start implementing your strategies.
Ninth AI Cup championship is named CodeCraft. You are to program an artificial intelligence to control a number of units, gather resources, build your settlement and attack your enemies. Your strategies will compete with each other in the Sandbox and the championship. Currently availiable programming languages: C++, C#, F#, D, Go, Java, Kotlin, Scala, Python, Rust. The Sandbox is already open. Good luck!
- Sandbox: already open for everyone.
- Round 1: December 12-13.
- Round 2: December 19-20.
- Finals: December 26-28.
In the past years, the winners have received prizes, like MacBooks, iPads, watches and hard drives. In addition, we presented 60 hoodies and 360 T-shirts.
Unfortunately, the participants of the previous AI Cup received T-shirts only almost a year later (we delivered the prizes). In a pandemic, we were powerless and not ready.
In this regard, we thought to cancel the merch in this competition, but a the community did not receive this news well. “No promo codes or other virtual prizes needed, we need T-shirts and hoodies” — quote from the community.
Change 1: the prizes are now not physical, but cash. This year's winners will receive:
- 1st place — 250,000 rubles (about $3364).
- 2nd place — 200,000 rubles (about $2691).
- 3rd place — 150,000 rubles (about $2018).
- 4th place — 125,000 rubles (about $1682).
- 5th place — 100,000 rubles (about $1345).
- 6th place — 75,000 rubles (about $1009).
Sandbox winners (also 6 people) will receive 10,000 rubles each (about $135). Amounts are after taxes. We have significantly increased the prize pool.
Change 2: T-shirts and hoodies will be available, but delivery will not be until February. If you don't want to wait, you can exchange your promotional gift for a promotional code in Mail.ru Group services (cloud, etc.).
All participants in Round 2 will receive T-shirts, and the finalists will receive hoodies.
Begin from the Quick start guide. Writing a simple strategy is not hard at all!