Artificial intelligence for sport: first developed in the world in 06

An exceptional world was presented at the Nice Sports Museum this Wednesday, April 13, during a conference on the most futuristic at the heart of the world of sport.

In the Alpes-Maritimes department from 2018. Behind the scenes, a very ambitious project is underway, with the ultimate goal of summarizing smart drones in all sports venues. A conference with a common theme on AI and sport, and more specifically on how artificial intelligence can have a positive impact on sport performance. With the founder of the project and a world-class tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsongafrom Alisa Modolothe freediving champion who accompanied the event on video and Charles Ange Ginesysection president.


In recent years, the world of sports has become increasingly open to technology. In some sports, this even becomes necessary, and it seems that many athletes have already adopted it in their daily lives, such as the emergence of connected bracelets that can process and collect a wealth of data to perform their sport individually. athlete.

Drones and AI in tennis

Who is the champion? It is in an attempt to answer this question that the former number 5 in the world is developing the idea of ​​drones in sport.

A champion is a great athlete who can overcome his physical or mental limits as well as use his fortifications to achieve victory. And it is in this respect that drones seem to be the best instruments to allow this, but in any case, it assures us. Wilfidas Tsonga et Thierry Ascione, his coach. According to them, the emergence of artificial intelligence in tennis and in the world of sports in general is a real blessing that would significantly improve athletic performance. Drones will be able to make visible what is impossible to see with the naked eye, so it will be possible to observe and study the “invisible”. They will also be able to provide external elements such as air, humidity or wind so that the player can get the best possible conditions.

Among other things, drones and AI will be able to record multiple workouts with infinite potential, meaning a single drone will be able to film dozens of locations at different angles and different points of view simultaneously. in order to have the best image of the player. What is not possible with simple cameras would significantly reduce costs and make this technology accessible to all academies.

However, despite the many functions performed by AI and drones, one factor will always and only depend on the athlete and cannot be affected, it is obvious that it is his mind and his state of mind.

Drones and artificial intelligence while diving

Alice Modolo explains to us that artificial intelligence is also necessary under the ocean. Able to accompany divers, flying underwater drones that can currently descend to a depth of 100 meters allow for a better assessment of the seabed.

This will allow drones to guarantee the safety of the diver while avoiding many ocean hazards such as sea currents. Athletes will also be able to monitor their own and competitors ’swimming techniques to improve their physical ability. It will also be an opportunity to make the maritime world visible to the general public, so that maritime sport becomes more attractive and does not awaken new vocations.

April 14 and 15. in the framework of the WAIFC (World Festival of Artificial Intelligence in Cannes), we will certainly learn more about the rebirth of the world of sport. It now remains to be seen whether athletes will be involved in this revolutionary project or whether they will want to stay away from this new technology.

Godfrey Kemp

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