Scoring with data
Everyone can do it
Right now soccer players are being picked out by scouts. Based on a gut feeling, people are selected and the only data being used is mere performance analysis in games.
With AI we can improve this and make sure people are selected based on concrete data, not only on gut feeling. This is made possible by measuring performance and predicting the results of players.
There is a colossal amount of video data of people practicing soccer available. Yet, all of this data is stashed away and not being looked because of lack of time or other resource constraints. However, this data could be immensely powerful for analyzing the current performance of the player and predicting the future one.
How AI Can Help
AI can be used to easily extract data from the video. Traditional programming cannot extract the keeppie uppie count. But, with AI, this can be easily achieved. These counts make it possible to predict how well a soccer player will perform in the future.
A prototype that can transform multiple input videos of the same person into an accurate player skill-passport.