AWS Machine Learning Blog

Category: Sports

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
The following images show an example (left) where the model predicted every helmet correctly

Helmet detection error analysis in football videos using Amazon SageMaker

The National Football League (NFL) is America’s most popular sports league. Founded in 1920, the NFL developed the model for the successful modern sports league and is committed to advancing progress in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries. Health and safety efforts include support for independent medical research and engineering advancements in addition […]

Read More

Explaining Bundesliga Match Facts xGoals using Amazon SageMaker Clarify

One of the most exciting AWS re:Invent 2020 announcements was a new Amazon SageMaker feature, purpose built to help detect bias in machine learning (ML) models and explain model predictions: Amazon SageMaker Clarify. In today’s world where predictions are made by ML algorithms at scale, it’s increasingly important for large tech organizations to be able […]

Read More
The following diagram illustrates the architecture of the data processing and pipeline.

Multimodal deep learning approach for event detection in sports using Amazon SageMaker

Have you ever thought about how artificial intelligence could be used to detect events during live sports broadcasts? With machine learning (ML) techniques, we introduce a scalable multimodal solution for event detection on sports video data. Recent developments in deep learning show that event detection algorithms are performing well on sports data [1]; however, they’re […]

Read More