AWS re:Invent 2020 – Jennifer Langton of the NFL on Using AWS to Transform Player Safety
The National Football League (NFL), the most popular sports league in the US, is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring speed and scale to its player health and safety initiatives. Jennifer Langton, SVP of Health and Innovation, describes how the NFL is using AWS machine learning and AI to transform player safety. On AWS, the NFL is developing the “Digital Athlete,” a computer model of a football player that can be used to simulate near-infinite in-game scenarios without risk to athletes—all in an effort to better understand how to treat and rehabilitate injuries in the near-term and eventually predict and intervene to prevent injuries in the future. Together, the NFL and AWS are also developing the first computer vision models to detect the forces that cause concussions and other injuries.