Liberty Defense Beta Tests AI-Powered Stadium Security System

In 2014, scientists at MIT began working to develop an artificial intelligence-powered security system. Atlanta-based company Liberty Defense licensed that technology, called Hexwave, and is now making it commercially available for sports stadiums and other venues. Hexwave uses AI to search for potentially dangerous metallic and non-metallic objects. The system uses radar to scan an…

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YouTube Uses Recommended Videos, Not Live Sports, to Keep Users

Like all digital platforms, YouTube’s business model is built around keeping users connected for as long as possible. The Google-owned video streaming service has accomplished that predominantly through its recommendation algorithms, which aim to follow one video clip with another similar one, based on a user’s tastes. According to Tim Katz, head of sports partnerships…

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NFL Teams Will Have Access to New Ticketing Data for 2019 Season

Over the past year and a half, the NFL has added two million new names to its consumer ticketing database. Allison Katz-Mayfield, the senior director of strategy and analytics for club business development at the NFL, discussed how the league will share that data in a session at last week’s Horizon Summit at Levi’s Stadium….

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