AI Cup - the annual largest championship in artificial intelligence programming. The competition was created at the initiative of the largest Russian company Mail.Ru Group to promote technologies and professions in the industry around the world.
The championship has a history since 2012, the average annual number of participants is 2,000 people. The organizers are Mail.Ru Group and Codeforces. Participants implement game strategies (bots) that fight each other in the virtual world. Both professional and novice programmers are invited to participate in the competition. The best receive valuable gifts.