Fit Tech magazine issue 2 2020

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We can capture tracking data from historical videos, enabling us to do large scale comparisons of players, such as Michael Jordan, across eras Patrick Lucey, VP of AI, Stats Perform How does AI assist the sports industry? Many of us rely on AI-based technology without even knowing it. For example, when we use Google Maps, it gives us an estimate of a route and time it takes to get to a destination by using AI. Or when we order an Uber or Lyft, it connects us to a driver and calculates the fare. These are examples of assistive technology – enabling people to make easier/better/quicker decisions, and they not only emulate but sometimes surpass what humans can do. The reason these companies are able to achieve this ‘super human’ capability, is that they’ve utilised an enormous amount of data. The more data you have, the better your AI technology will be - simple as that. When it comes to the sheer volume of data in the sports industry – both historically in terms of capturing all games played, and also in terms of granularity (details of locations and times of games played) – no other company has the volume of sports data we have at Stats Perform. We cover all sports and we capture details of them at a depth no other company does, which positions us as the best sports AI company. Patrick Lucey says the more data you have, the better your AI will be

The goal of our AI technology is to help all segments of the sports industry to make better and quicker decisions, as well as to do things they couldn’t beforehand.

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