AI Contest Proposal

This is a discussion on AI Contest Proposal within the Contests Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I saw the Connect Four AI Contest and thought that was a very good idea, and I was wondering if ...

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    AI Contest Proposal

    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:

    Beginners
    Tic Tac Toe AI

    (may have to be changed as writing a perfect AI isn't all too hard)

    Intermediate
    Checkers AI

    Advanced
    Chess AI

    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
    char Array[3][3];
    For Chess and Checkers it would be
    char Array[8][8];

    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.
    Last edited by MadCow257; 03-12-2005 at 09:20 PM.

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    Smile

    I might join the tic tac toe.
    I'll start now.
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    I assume that you don't want moves hard-coded into the AI's? (If X is in 0,0; put O in 1,1; etc)

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    Ya, that would defeat the purpose, as anyone who even knows what an if is could do that =)
    I also think I saw someone who hardcoded an AI for checkers, don't know about that though.

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    I'm leaving the forum now but one thing : an a.i stand for artificial inteligence , that means you can't define evry turn , you must get the computer to DECIDE a move , by let him not do the other things.other wise anyone with time can make ai.
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