Remember Moneyball? The true story of how Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane constructed consistently strong baseball teams on a small budget brought to the world’s attention the importance of data analysis in sports. (No doubt Brad Pitt, the star of the movie, helped spread the appeal of the unsexy term.)
Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is driving a revolution in sports as data analysis did earlier in the century. But this one will likely have much bigger consequences, as sports data and technology firm Stats Perform in Chicago believes.