Artificial intelligence in sports: potentialities and implementation ways and tools

Artificial intelligence in sports: potentialities and implementation ways and tools


PhD P.M. Morkhat
Institute for Advanced Studies of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSLU), Moscow

The study analyzes legal, actual and technical means and potentialities for artificial intelligence technology elements/ units being implemented in modern sports, including elements of artificial intelligence applicable in the sport refereeing service in competitions to ensure the service being fair and unbiased; in the points scoring; in detection of violations; in the government management of the sports sector, including the risk assessment and contingency planning components; in the individual and team coaching service; in the sport event broadcasting service; in the sport forecasts; in the sport science with concern to sport biomechanics; in the new training system designs; in the sport equipment and accessories design and production processes; in the sport garments and footwear designs; in the anti-doping control service etc. The study analyzes in detail the pros and cons of the artificial intelligence technologies and units application in modern sports. It was found that at this juncture and in the nearest future the existing artificial intelligence technologies will unlikely fully replace the traditional sport referees by their artificial intelligence-technology-based electronic versions. However, artificial intelligence technology applications in sports are quite promising, particularly in supporting, processing and potentially corruptive operations in the sport management system.

Keywords: sports, sport laws, sport legislation framework, lex sportiva, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence-assisted refereeing service.


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