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The Set Pieces - May 24, 2018

What Will Football of the Future Look Like

By: Mark Thompson

Paul Power, an AI scientist at STATS, is talking about a technique called ‘ghosting’. In layman’s terms, this involves feeding data in at one end and the computer learning how a football team would respond in any given scenario. You can adjust the settings to reveal what a hypothetical ‘average’ team would do, or discover how a really good team side – with really good players – would react. And, in theory, you can compare it to your club’s youth players.

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