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Silicon - March 8, 2017

Machine Learning Is The Future Of Sports Data [Silicon]

By: Sam Pudwell

Silicon sat down with STATS Director of Data Science, Patrick Lucey, to discuss how machine learning and artificial intelligence are playing a bigger role in sports data collection.

“Football is such a complex, strategic game, so how do we get [the data] in a form or a language or a context where coaches and analysts can understand it? Machine learning enable us to do that because it allows us to come up with objective measures, it allows us to detect things which currently can’t be done by human hand,” said Lucey.

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