Thanks for the compliments on the game development so far. The AI is really the last portion I need done before it's in a playable demo state.
I would be interested in working with you once you are free again. I have a gist of what I want for the AI already implemented - it's just a matter of working out small issues with it to make it work as intended. I am willing to spend up to $500 for this work, but for that rate I would want not just a fixing of the current AI implementation but also an implementation of combat (which is also partially implemented already).