Associated Press Partners With Arkadium For AI-Generated Visual Content

The Associated Press continues to incorporate automation into its global sports coverage by partnering with Arkadium on the use of its InHabit artificial intelligence tool to generate interactive content into pro and college football and college basketball stories. Arkadium’s patent-pending technology will ingest articles on AP’s news wire and incorporate an interactive data visualization, or…

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San Diego Padres Begin MLB’s Largest Solar Power Installation

The San Diego Padres announced the installation of Major League Baseball’s largest solar power system. Sullivan Solar Power, a founded by a San Diego native, is outfitting Petco Park with the 336,520-watt sustainable energy project of 716 high-efficiency, 470-watt solar modules expected to produce more than 12 million kilowatt-hours over a quarter-century — larger than MLB’s…

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TaylorMade, Blast Motion Unveil Sensor-Embedded Putter

Golf manufacturer TaylorMade has teamed with motion tracking company Blast Motion on its new tech-infused putter, the Spider Interactive Powered by Blast. While TaylorMade has launched data-tracking platforms like its myRoundPro and drivers engineered with its new Twist Face technology, this putter is the company’s first totally-integrated golf sensor product. Among the stroke metrics that…

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Australian Open Holds Coding Hackathon To Automate Match Scoring

In conjunction with the ongoing Australian Open, that country’s tennis governing body is, for the first time, publicly releasing a large batch of raw optical tracking data in hopes of crowdsourcing an automated solution for scoring matches. Tennis Australia is offering $8,500 (USD) in prize money to the top three entrants of this unique hackathon…

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Adidas Launches Motion Capture-Designed Alphaskin Performance Wear

Adidas recently launched a new line of performance tech sportswear called Alphaskin, designed through a motion-capture system to identify areas where fabric might impede an athlete’s movements. The global sportswear giant has used the Aramis mo-cap system to craft some of its footwear in the past, including the Boost series, but this time Adidas applied…

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EdjSports Prescriptive Analytics Help NFL Teams Make Smarter Decisions

While baseball is a statistician’s dream with its series of discrete actions across the field, the development of comparable analytics in football is hindered by the complexity of formations and events — what the president of EdjSports has called  “a probability atom bomb” — not to mention the scoring of points in varying increments, yet…

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