Some may remember Core Wars an old game where you wrote computer programs that competed for memory and CPU on a virtual computer.
Well if Stardock do make it possible in the future to python script AI; I suggest an Elemental AI war tournament. Not only will it be fun for would be AI programmers to submit an AI to the contest it would also allow stardock to publish the most effective AI winners for the single player game.
The rules would be simple the game would be played out between AI's only submitted by entrants and each contest documented on Stardocks web site. It could be played out in a number of rounds with 4 AI's in each match with the winner going on to the next round (I think 4 is a good number).
Any other nerds out there think this sounds fun.