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Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders.

Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader.

Jun 25, 2018

Perhaps especially appropriate given that much of the globe is glued to the World Cup at the moment, this week we’re excited to kick off a series of shows on AI in sports. While I'm not personally the biggest sports fan, my producer Imari is a huge sports follower, and this series has been something he’s wanted to see since we started working together. So, if you like these shows, be sure to hit him up on Twitter at @twiml_imari.

In this episode I'm joined by Sinead Flahive, data scientist at Dublin, Ireland based Kitman Labs. Sinead joined me to discuss Kitman’s Athlete Optimization System, which allows sports trainers and coaches to collect and analyze data for player performance optimization and injury reduction. In our conversation, we take a look at the different ways this data is collected and analyzed, and the various modeling techniques Sinead and her team use to create player insights for coaches and trainers. Sinead also shares her view of the data-driven sports landscape and how it’s evolving. Enjoy!


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