This World Cup is wired and fueled by AI

At the 2022 World Cup, everything from stadium temperatures to the soccer balls are run on sensors and algorithms.

This World Cup is wired and fueled by AI.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 official match ball, made by Adidas, has motion sensors inside which reports precise location data on the ball 500 times per second, helping referees make more precise calls.

Officials are using Video Assistant Referees (VAR), which uses tracking cameras mounted underneath stadium roofs to track the sensor-filled ball and up to 29 data points on each player’s body, at 50 times per second.
The data points tracking players’ limbs and ball location is fed into an artificial intelligence system, helping referees make accurate calls on penalties including calls for who is offside…


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