The Marriage of #AI and #Sports - Stocks Mentioned: (TSX.V: $BKD.V) (OTC: $BKDCF), ($YHOO), ($DIS), ($FOX)
Point Roberts, WA - May 25, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering sports stocks and technology stocks including artificial intelligence looks at how AI is revolutionizing the sports sector.
In sports media AI is changing how content is created. Should sports writers be fearful hearing news last year that Associated Press was using AI to write Minor League Baseball articles? Robo- journalism is a reality according to a report in Wired.com. "Fox (FOX) auto-generates some sports recaps that appear on its Big Ten Network site, while Yahoo (YHOO) uses similar technology to create fantasy sports reports custom-made for each of its users.
From a case study report from the Wordsmith platform from Automated Insights, it shows how it creates personalized narratives for millions of Yahoo fantasy football users.
The Automated Insights Wordsmith platform uses natural language generation to transform raw fantasy football data into draft reports, match previews, and match recaps. The platform generates millions of stories each week, essentially giving every fantasy owner a personalized sports reporter writing about their team.
Even though the stories are produced at a speed and scale that would be impossible for human writers, McFarland says “[it’s] not especially obvious that they were generated by a computer.” In fact, Yahoo asked AI to give its reports a particularly snarky tone for the 2014-15 season.
One sports media company is using AI to build out its audience and has managed to beat Disney’s (DIS) ESPN in terms of Facebook Fans. Breaking Data Corp. (TSX VENTURE: BKD.V) (OTCPINK: BKDCF) recently announce that its GIVEMESPORT Facebook Audience is experiencing significant traction and growth across a number of key metrics through the first calendar quarter of 2017.
- Total Reach on Facebook up by 436%
- Comparing Calendar Q1 2016 to Q1 2017 ◦Q1 2016 combined Total Reach was 93,879,929
- Q1 2017 combined Total Reach was 503,681,192
- Total Engaged Users on Facebook up by 364%
- Comparing Calendar Q1 2016 to Q1 2017 ◦Q1 2016 combined Total Engaged Users was 16,208,592
- Q1 2017 combined Total Engaged Users was 75,223,402
"While many other digital publishers are struggling to adapt to the 'new rules of the game' on Facebook, GIVEMESPORT continues its growth of its 26 million sports fans on Facebook, firstly by executing its plan, and secondly by utilising its proprietary social media distribution technology that gives GIVEMESPORT a real competitive advantage in this space," said Nick Thain, CEO.
"The growth in our Facebook audience is because of our tech-led, data-driven approach and we expect this to further accelerate as we integrate Breaking Data's Artificial Intelligence across the key areas of GIVEMESPORT," added Mr. Thain.
Sports teams are exploring how AI can strategize and play a role in live sports and sports teams. According to http://sciencenetlinks.com "Oregon State University computer scientist Alan Fern and his colleagues want to make artificial intelligence that can analyze complex visual scenes. So they programmed a computer to track football passing plays, learn from them, and create new ones."
Artificial Intelligence is also entering the Sport Wearables market. In November 2016 PIQ, a leading French start-up in sports wearables announced in a press release a breakthrough innovation with the introduction of a genuine Artificial Intelligence interface dedicated to sports activities. After 2 years of R&D and €13m investments, PIQ’s 50 engineers developed a revolutionary technology, protected by 10 international patents allowing it to identify athletes’ Winning Factors, highlighting the key strengths they should leverage on to succeed.
Cédric Mangaud, CEO and co-founder, declared: “With GAIA and the Winning Factors, sports wearables enter a new paradigm. Our technology enables athletes, not only to measure their performance, but also to benefit from personalized advice and get closer to victory. Our goal is now to integrate this technology in sport devices to offer athletes a fully integrated experience”.
And now sports and AI are joining in the financial markets with a new fund. "Stratagem (http://www.stratagem.co) is reimagining sports trading by leveraging science and technology to turn it into an alternative asset class. We believe that with our unique approach the sports trading market will become an appealing and profitable arena for investment."
"We created StrataBet and StrataSport to deliver our experience and expertise to the world. Our intelligent predictive models, detailed analytical content and multiple liquidity streams provide a revolutionary view of the sports trading market."
And now the entrance into fantasy sports with sportsQ™ (http://sportsq.net). sportsQ is an Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing (NLP)-based Sports Information and Social Media platform. It provides both daily and season-long Fantasy Sports Players, avid Sports Fans and those who wager on Sports, the ability to query for complex Sports Statistics and Information.
What’s next in the sports /AI tech revolution? It seems like game-on for investors!
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Breaking Data Corp. (TSX VENTURE: BKD.V) (OTCPINK: BKDCF) is a technology provider of a search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers.
About GIVEMESPORT: http://www.givemesport.com/
GIVEMESPORT, Breaking Data's recent acquisition, is a leading next generation sports media company with the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 26 million fans. The next largest single sports publisher Facebook page is ESPN with 15.2 million fans. GIVEMESPORT's content generates over 3.6 billion impressions (Feb-17), reaching over 138 million unique users (Feb-17) per month on Facebook alone. Visit GIVEMESPORT's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeSport/
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