Monday September 05, 2016

AI May Soon Assist Pro Football Coaches

Bill Belichick doesn’t have to worry. Artificial intelligence can’t coach football. At least not yet. But the New England Patriots head coach and his NFL counterparts could one day consider AI as essential to their jobs as running practices or watching game tape. "AI will revolutionize sports," said Alan Fern, a computer science professor at Oregon State University who is using game videos and AI to teach computers to understand and coach football. If Fern is successful, teams would boost their brainpower with a new type of assistant coach آ– one powered by GPUs and a branch of AI called deep learning. It could supply strategic insights that might elude even the savviest coach.