JOIN THE
AI SPORTS CHALLENGE

SAVE THE DATE: 11  - 18 DEC 2020
MAY THE BEST BOT WIN.
Free and open to individuals all over the globe.
All times and dates in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

CODE YOUR BOT.
WIN THOUSANDS IN PRIZES.🎮

This is a virtual event for developers of all levels with an interest in artificial intelligence to test their programming and problem solving skills. We'll equip you with the skills to code your own bot which will compete in an original multiplayer game - played entirely by other bots. Watch as we unleash your bots in the play-off arena where they’ll battle it out head-to-head. Be the last bot standing for a chance to qualify for our live finale event and take home the grand prize!

Note: this virtual event is based in Australia, but will be open to all international participants.

*Images are for illustrative purposes only. Dates and event details are subject to change.

THE GAME CHALLENGE

This is a challenge suitable for developers of all levels. Just come prepared with your programming and problem-solving skills!
Note: game rules are not final. Stay tuned for the final set of rules once we start accepting formal registrations.
Program your bot to navigate a castle filled with treasure and hazards
Carefully avoid hazards while setting traps for your opponents
Score the most points, or be the last bot standing to win!

EVENT SCHEDULE

REGISTER
Free to participate. Sign up as an individual or as teams of up to three. Represent your university, organization, or just come as yourselves. 🦾
VIRTUAL HACK
We’ll invite you to the community and give you the resources to get started on your first bot. From there, it's up to you to power-up your bot before play-offs!
PLAY-OFFS
Your bot will go head-to-head against other bots in the tournament. Score the most points, or be the last bot standing to advance up the ladder.
FINALE
The top bots go on to compete in our finale event. Tune in to hear from our sponsors, and watch the top teams fight it out for the grand prize.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

🌟 GET NOTICED
Showcase your skills and get noticed by top tech employers.
💻 LEARN NEW SKILLS
Learn new skills in programming and AI with the community.
🏆 WIN PRIZES
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes and merch are up for grabs!
🦾CONTRIBUTE TO AI RESEARCH
Games are a great testing ground for AI research - we'll help you get started on your first game-playing bot.
READY TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE?
👉 PRE-REGISTER

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FAQ

Who can participate? How difficult will it be?

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The challenge is free and open to any individuals around the globe. We'll help you get started with a step-by-step tutorial and all the resources you'll need to create your very first bot. From there, we welcome you to use any tools at your arsenal to improve your bot before play-offs!

I don't live in Australia or New Zealand. Can I still participate?

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Yes, because this is a virtual event, we're opening up the challenge to participants all over the globe. However, time zones and dates will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and tailored for participants based in Australia and New Zealand. Please pre-register here and indicate that you are based internationally to ensure that we can design the best event experience possible. Note that due to the limited spots available, pre-registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot (but we'll make sure to put you on the waitlist in case a spot opens up!).

What programming language can I use?

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This challenge will require your submission to be written in Python. If you're not familiar with Python, our event partners General Assembly run a range of online classes. You can check out their free 'Intro to Python' online classes by clicking the button below (link will open in a new tab):

Do I need to know AI/ML?

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No, this challenge is all about your programming and problem solving skills. But if you've already got some skills in AI/ML and think you can apply them in this challenge - go ahead!

How long do I have to submit something?

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You'll have the majority of the week to develop your bot - you can use as much or as little of the time as you wish. Pre-register your interest here to claim your spot and get notified when we release the full competition rules.

What's the game?

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It's a surprise! 🙊 The game will involve programming your bot to avoid hazards, while collecting points and taking down your opponents. We'll announce the details of the challenge closer to the launch date.

Do I need a team?

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While we encourage you to team up with others, you absolutely can be a superstar and take on the challenge on your own. Closer to the event, we'll also open up our community Discord group where we can help you find extra members to assemble a team.

Can I represent my university, company or other organisation?

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Yes! More details on this will be coming soon. Pre-register here and let us know who you want to represent.