The Amazon Web Service (AWS) and the National Football League (NFL) are December 5, 2019 (US time), AI (artificial intelligence) technology to protect American football players from injury Digital Athlete (digital athlete) ”Was revealed to be jointly developed.
From left: Andy Jassie, CEO of AWS, US NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Digital Athlete is a system platform that increases the safety of players in the game and helps prevent injury. AWS CEO Andy Jassie and US NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced at a press conference for the annual event “AWS re: Invent 2019” in Las Vegas. “The sport of American football will change in the future. We want to aggregate videos and game data from the past 20 years into the AWS database and use it to improve the safety of the game,” said NFL Commissioner Goodell.
AWS and NFL are already collaborating on the development of AI technology that automatically records the position and speed of players in the game. In recent years, American football has become a problem with the aftereffects of concussions caused by collisions between players, and the problem is solved by expanding the scope of collaboration to safety measures.
Digital Athlete uses AWS's machine learning service `` Amazon SageMaker '' and image / video recognition AI service `` Amazon Rekognition '', etc., and the type of play when the injury occurs based on the video of the game, the position relationship and speed of the players, Analyzes acceleration, posture, etc. In addition to notifying players of movements and play styles that are difficult to injure, this will lead to preventive measures such as improving helmets and changing rules. AWS is committed to sports tech and intends to expand the scope of analysis to other sports.
Analyzing the attitude of players when they collide using AI technology