By Nicholas Pescod – AfricanBrains
There is a brand new competition is coming to South Africa and if you call yourself a computer coding wiz then you could win R100,000.
According to Mybroadband.co.za, NAG magazine and Entelect Software have teamed up to create a unique competition called the 100K Challenge where blooming coders and candidates will compete against each other to win the big prize.
Their goal is to write an artificial intelligence (AI) program that will have the ability to take on a competitor in a game of light-bikes. Those hoping to win the R100, 000 prize will have to design the smartest AI, which will square off against other AI’s in a digital version of Darwin’s theory “Survival of the Fittest”.
Entelect’s Brett Callanan said the main goal of the competition is to create awareness about Entelect within the industry.
“Entelect is South Africa’s leading software engineering company, based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, with a full service software solutions and resourcing offering,” Callanan said.
To enter the competition head over to Entelect’s competition page. More information about the rules and how to compete can be found on Entelect’s challenge rules page. Closing date is 24th sepetember 2012 at 13:00.
The general public will be able to watch the tournaments online. The finals will be held at the 2012 rAge expo.