The most recent Google AI Challenge had the contestants writing a bot that could play the game of Tron. Participants could periodically submit their latest code to watch it play against bots created by other people from around the world. After all was said and done, we received almost 20,000 submissions from over 1000 people, written in 14 different programming languages.
Lately, a few people have asked me which programming languages ended up being the most popular. Here is the breakdown.
These statistics have been really helpful in planning the upcoming Google AI Challenge, which is based on the game of Galcon. As of right now, we have support for the four most popular programming languages: C++, Java, Python, and C#. We are working on adding support for the next four most popular languages: Haskell, Ruby, Common Lisp, and Perl.