AI is actually extremely difficult to program bro!
The Bots definitely play very poorly - but most people play online as that is the real joy of the game... so I hope SMG focus on the problems with game first, before looking at improving the AI
Having said that - I think one quick and easy improvement they could do... is increase the priority the Bots have on weakening the strongest player and breaking any held continents...
It seems that right now - the Bots attention in mainly on gaining/keeping as much territory as possible... which is why they are so easy to defeat lol
This still needs to be improved IMO