TECH AI picked as coach for English football team

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AI picked as coach for English football team

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02:20, February 08, 2019

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A football team in England has become the first of its kind to employ an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool as a coach. (Photo: thepaper.cn)

A football team in England has become the first of its kind to employ an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool as a coach, according to the Daily Mail.

In a match scheduled for Saturday, seventh-tier Wingate & Finchley will use the AI to pick the team's starting line-up and tactics in their match against Whitehawk FC. The AI can provide strategies before and during the game and learns from the experience.

Dave Norman, the manager of Wingate & Finchley, believes the AI will be a good tactical aid for the team. "The fundamentals of football are exactly the same whether they come from a virtual coach or a human one."

The use of AI technology in sport looks set to expand, as big data and smart learning technology becomes increasingly available for use in areas such as on-field tactics and player training.


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