Cool Sports Tech Alert:
Using analytics and video technology, Stanford researchers have created a computer generated Wimbledon. This is early stage but very cool(actually mind-blowing) tech that will have huge implications across the sports world.
From the article:
"Inspired by the booming sports analytics trend which uses heaps of game videos to create predictive models for athlete behaviour, the Stanford researchers combined such modelling with image-based rendering to construct interactively controllable video “sprites” that mimic the styles and performance of top tennis pros.
“Our system can generate novel points between professional tennis players that resemble Wimbledon broadcasts, enabling new experiences such as the creation of matchups between players that have not competed in real life, or interactive control of players in the Wimbledon final,” the researchers explain in the paper detailing their approach."