This AI is learning how to watch football

I have a confession to make, dear reader. I don’t really follow football very closely. I’m only vaguely aware that there’s some sort of big tournament on right now. But that’s okay, because Disney Research and the California Institute of Technology are building an AI that does follow football — and other sports, too.Specifically, it’s an automated camera system that’s learning how best to film matches by watching how human camera operators behave at particular moments. Early testing shows that its shots are far smoother than other automated cameras.Optical tracking right now isn’t really good enough to reliably follow a ball on a pitch, so automated camera systems try to predict the flow of a game by detecting player positions instead. That system isn’t perfect, resulting in jittery, jerky footage…

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