IBM Gave U.S. Open Viewers A New Way Of Watching Tennis

IBM Gave U.S. Open Viewers A New Way Of Watching Tennis
Fitness & Sport

The tournament featured data analysis and captions created by IBM Watson in real time

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 13 september 2016

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.

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