Last week, sports data and analysis firm STATS launched an artificial intelligence tool called Edge. The new feature aims to use AI and machine learning to help teams analyze their own play, compare playing styles, and investigate how set plays change games. It is also designed to link that analysis directly to video.
STATS has been steadily adding new features and partnerships over the last few months. In May, the company unveiled a GPS vest with embedded textile sensors. In mid-June, STATS help the French under-20 rugby team win a world championship. And at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, STATS powered media coverage and provided STATS Insights to social media startup SpokeHub.