Technology in the Olympics


Computer vision is keeping a close eye on athletes at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

What’s new: Omega Timing, a Swiss watchmaker and the Olympic Games’ official timekeeper, is providing systems that go far beyond measuring milliseconds. The company’s technology is tracking gameplay, analyzing players’ motions, and pinpointing key moments, Wired reported.

Why it matters: Technology that helps athletes examine their performance in minute detail could give them a major edge in competition. It offers the rest of us a finer appreciation of their accomplishments.

We’re thinking: For this year’s games, the International Olympic Committee added to the schedule competitive skateboarding, surfing, and climbing.

Next time, how about a data-centric AI competition? :man_technologist: :medal_sports:

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