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Face-off Probability, part of NHL Edge IQ: Predicting face-off winners in real time during televised games

Face-off Probability is the National Hockey League’s (NHL) first advanced statistic using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence. It uses real-time Player and Puck Tracking (PPT) data to show viewers which player is likely to win a face-off before the puck is dropped, and provides broadcasters and viewers the opportunity to dive deeper into the […]

Bundesliga Match Fact Pressure Handling: Evaluating players’ performances in high-pressure situations on AWS

Pressing or pressure in football is a process in which a team seeks to apply stress to the opponent player who possesses the ball. A team applies pressure to limit the time an opposition player has left to make a decision, reduce passing options, and ultimately attempt to turn over ball possession. Although nearly all […]

Bundesliga Match Fact Win Probability: Quantifying the effect of in-game events on winning chances using machine learning on AWS

Ten years from now, the technological fitness of clubs will be a key contributor towards their success. Today we’re already witnessing the potential of technology to revolutionize the understanding of football. xGoals quantifies and allows comparison of goal scoring potential of any shooting situation, while xThreat and EPV models predict the value of any in-game […]

Optimize F1 aerodynamic geometries via Design of Experiments and machine learning

FORMULA 1 (F1) cars are the fastest regulated road-course racing vehicles in the world. Although these open-wheel automobiles are only 20–30 kilometers (or 12–18 miles) per-hour faster than top-of-the-line sports cars, they can speed around corners up to five times as fast due to the powerful aerodynamic downforce they create. Downforce is the vertical force […]

Live transcriptions of F1 races using Amazon Transcribe

The Formula 1 (F1) live steaming service, F1 TV, has live automated closed captions in three different languages: English, Spanish, and French. For the 2021 season, FORMULA 1 has achieved another technological breakthrough, building a fully automated workflow to create closed captions in three languages and broadcasting to 85 territories using Amazon Transcribe. Amazon Transcribe […]

Automatically detect sports highlights in video with Amazon SageMaker

Extracting highlights from a video is a time-consuming and complex process. In this post, we provide a new take on instant replay for sporting events using a machine learning (ML) solution for automatically creating video highlights from original video content. Video highlights are then available for download so that users can continue to view them […]

The development of Bundesliga Match Fact Passing Profile, a deep dive into passing in football

This post was authored by Simon Rolfes. Simon played 288 Bundesliga games as a central midfielder, scored 41 goals, and won 26 caps for Germany. Currently, he serves as Sporting Director at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, where he oversees and develops the pro player roster, the scouting department, and the club’s youth development. Simon also writes […]

How Intel Olympic Technology Group built a smart coaching SaaS application by deploying pose estimation models – Part 1

The Intel Olympic Technology Group (OTG), a division within Intel focused on bringing cutting-edge technology to Olympic athletes, collaborated with AWS Machine Learning Professional Services (MLPS) to build a smart coaching software as a service (SaaS) application using computer vision (CV)-based pose estimation models. Pose estimation is a class of machine learning (ML) model that […]

Enhance sports narratives with natural language generation using Amazon SageMaker

This blog post was co-authored by Arbi Tamrazian, Director of Data Science and Machine Learning at Fox Sports. FOX Sports is the sports television arm of FOX Network. The company used machine learning (ML) and Amazon SageMaker to streamline the production of relevant in-game storylines for commentators to use during live broadcasts. “We collaborated with […]

Estimating 3D pose for athlete tracking using 2D videos and Amazon SageMaker Studio

In preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games, Intel®, an American multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest technology companies, developed a concept around 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT). 3DAT is a machine learning (ML) solution to create real-time digital models of athletes in competition in order to increase fan engagement during broadcasts. Intel was looking […]