IBM Gave U.S. Open Viewers A New Way Of Watching Tennis
The tournament featured data analysis and captions created by IBM Watson in real time
We’ve seen IBM Watson take on trivia on Jeopardy, but what insights may the intelligent robot provide to the world of tennis? Using a special interface called the Slamtracker, Watson was able to automatically generate captions and analyses for the different matches during the U.S. Open, even in real time. The data-processing machine takes information from officials and on-court speed tracking radar to mark what spots the player has marked the most points in, how the player might come out of a losing situation, among other relevant information.