History was made when IBM’s supercomputer, first the Big Blue and then Watson vanquished humans at sports which were considered symbolic of ‘human intelligence’. It comes as no surprise that even as the world prepares itself for the coming onslaught of sensors and actuators connected to the Internet, a silent revolution has been taking place in the training rooms of top sporting clubs across the world. Armed with millions of data points for each game, data analytics is now transforming sporting strategy into one driven as much by machine intelligence as it is by humans. What will this mean for sportspersons and sporting clubs? Who will be the winners and losers? Will man and machine merge to create a new genre of sports? SLX talks to the world’s foremost experts to bring to you answers to these and many other questions that threaten to disrupt the sporting industry.
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