AI Takes Risks And Skepticism In Training Sports
Experts say artificial intelligence is partly responsible for Chinese athletes' stellar performances at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics so far, showing the enormous potential of artificial intelligence in sports. After Xu Mengtao won gold in the women's freestyle skiing air gliding competition on Monday, the artificial intelligence scoring system used in her training has drawn increasing attention. Developed by Chinese artificial intelligence company Xiaoice, the system is designed to help improve the training efficiency of freestyle ski antennas. The Beijing-based company said it has innovated a snow sports analytics model that provides training scores and analytics for athletes' movement trajectories and angles. Every time an athlete jumps, the system - Xiaoice - International Athletics Scoring System or X-IASS - will make a professional judgment, which is highly consistent with the international referee's scoring standard, and quantifies the whole process of the three stages of the athlete's take-off, air movement and landing. their scores. According to Xiaobing, the daily training movements of athletes are limited due to the risks of some movements in the air in freestyle skiing. Xiaoice CEO Li Di said that the analysis of multi-dimensional indicators such as trajectory, body posture, and angle provides guidance for coaches on how to achieve the most efficient scientific training. A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that artificial intelligence has the potential to inject new energy into the entire chain of sports training and participation by enhancing the fans' viewing experience of sports events, improving the training efficiency of athletes, and acting as virtual referees and assistant coaches. 's vitality. According to PwC, AI plays a role in talent identification and selection, pre-match preparation, in-match performance and post-match analysis, as well as facilitating the management and operation of sports organisations. "Artificial intelligence technology is advancing rapidly and is becoming increasingly important to sports organizations' ability to win games, improve coaches and players, manage operations, and develop, serve and retain fans," PwC said in the report. Xiaoice's Li agrees, saying that data and quantitative analysis have been used in games for a long time, but AI is taking every aspect of sports to the next level. Chen Peijie, president of Shanghai Sports University, said previously that the use of new technologies in sports is conducive to improving the quality and efficiency of sports development and promoting the deep integration of public fitness and health.