AI and computer vision are transforming sports, not least in the area of athlete health, performance analytics, and even sponsorship analytics. It’s ushered in an era of Moneyball 3.0, if you will, a tendency confirmed by Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics and subject of Michael Lewis’s 2003 book, Moneyball. During an interview at Disruptor 50, Beane expressed his enthusiasm for AI around athlete health and preventing injuries. There’s just one problem. “One of the reasons we haven’t been more aggressive with using AI is because we don’t have the money,” he told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin. “That’s almost a venture project for a business like ours.” Sounds like something for money types to get on the ball about.
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