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The World Cup's AI Referee

The outcome of the FIFA World Cup 2022 depends on learning algorithms. The annual championship tournament of football, which wraps up this week, is using machine learning to help human arbiters spot players who break a rule that governs their locations on the field.
Animation showing a simulated football team and how it works
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Team Players: Football-Playing AI Blends Individual and Group Skills

Playing a team sport involves a fluid blend of individual and group skills. Researchers integrated both types of action into realistic humanoid agents that play football (known as soccer in the U.S.).
Omega Timing screenshots showing different sports data
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Olympic AI

Computer vision is keeping a close eye on athletes at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Omega Timing, a Swiss watchmaker and the Olympic Games’ official timekeeper, is providing systems that go far beyond measuring milliseconds.
Tennis simulator Vid2Player working
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Wimbledon in a Box

Covid shut down the tennis tournament at Wimbledon this year, but a new model simulates showdowns between the sport’s greatest players. Stanford researchers developed Vid2Player, a system that simulates the footwork, positioning, and strokes of tennis pros like Roger Federer.
Goalkeeper
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Game Changer

Football clubs are turning to computer vision for winning insights. Acronis, a Swiss cloud storage and security company, offers AI services designed to give a boost to some of the world’s top football clubs (soccer teams, to Americans), Wired reported.
Illustration of vending machine with candy and the text "Say "trick or treat""
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Machines Take Everyone’s Job

From blue collar laborers to lab coated professionals, is any job safe from AI? AI will exceed human performance at a wide range of activities. Huge populations will become jobless.
Drone race
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Autonomous Drones Ready to Race

Pilots in drone races fly souped-up quadcopters around an obstacle course at 120 miles per hour. But soon they may be out of a job, as race organizers try to spice things up with drones controlled by AI.
Animation showing how players on the opposing team likely would move in response to human-drafted plays
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Nothing but (Neural) Net

Basketball coaches sketch plays on a whiteboard to help players get the ball through the net. A new AI model predicts how opponents would respond to these tactics. A team of researchers in Taiwan trained a conditional generative adversarial network on data from National Basketball Association games.

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