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Kaist to host World’s first AI World Cup in Daejeon

Posted August. 16, 2018 07:37,   

Updated August. 16, 2018 07:37


The world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) World Cup Games, a competition among football algorithms developed by countries around the world, will be held in Korea.

KAIST announced Wednesday plans to host the 2018 AI World Cup Competition at its home campus in Daejeon for three days starting on August 20. Twenty nine teams from twelve countries including the United States, China, France and Brazil will participate in the competition, which will be divided into three fields: football play, commentary and sports article writing. The number of participating teams is 23, four and two, respectively in each field.

Football teams consist of five AI football players who have learned the tactics of the sport. Play time will be 10 minutes, five minutes dedicated to the first and second half. Similar to computer games, the competition will be played out on a screen, but will not be entirely controlled by humans. The semi-final round, the 3rd and 4th place playoff and the final match will be open to the public on next Wednesday. Those who wish to attend can apply at aiworldcup.com by Sunday.

Prize money will be offered: one million dollars for the final winner; and 5,000 and 2,000 dollars for second and third place in the football play competition. Winners in football commentary and article writing will be given 5,000 dollars respectively.