Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pixellot Scores a Goal for Amateur Sports by Automating Video Analysis with AI

Stephen Curry. Cristiano Ronaldo. Tom Brady. These future hall of famers and their pro teammates all up their game using extensive video analysis. Why should it be any different for weekend warriors and aspiring rec league stars? Startup Pixellot has a way to offer everyone the chance to get some game, whether it’s on the court, the field or the mat. Pixellot, based near Tel Aviv, develops AI for automated video production cameras that capture sports action, providing streaming of amateur games, coaching tools and easily shared clips. The company is among a cadre of upstarts that enlist multiple cameras and AI to autonomously capture panoramic views and track the ball and key moments in games. Copenhagen-based Veo is working on AI cameras for amateur soccer.