I saw the Connect Four AI Contest and thought that was a very good idea, and I was wondering if there was interest in another AI contest. I'm sure some of you already have made some AIs and this would be a chance to show it off, or for some of the newer coders to learn a bit. The contest I was thinking about would involve three brackets:
Tic Tac Toe AI
(may have to be changed as writing a perfect AI isn't all too hard)
The format would be simple, I would create the GUI's and the contenstants would need to write a single function call which would make moves. A global array would contain the contents of the board. For tic tac toe it would be
For Chess and Checkers it would be
The tournament would be double elimination. If I can't get at least 4 people for each of the brackets then I'll drop the ones that can't get enought people. If there is interest in this then I'll post any more details that you need to make the function.
The prize would just be rep
So if you want to compete, PM me or post in this thread. BTW the deadline would be far enough out so that if anyone wants to write a new AI from scratch then they'll have time to do so.