Artificial intelligence at the service of sports: the world was first created in 06

This Wednesday, April 13, the Sports Museum of Nice presented a world exclusive during the conference of the most futuristic, dedicated to the theme of the world of sports.

In the department of Alpes-Maritimes, a very ambitious project has been going on behind the scenes since 2018, with the ultimate goal of extending intelligent drones to all sports fields. Thus, the conference, the general theme of which is dedicated to artificial intelligence and sports, and more specifically, how artificial intelligence can positively affect sports performance. With the co-founder of the project, as well as a world-class tennis player Joe Wilfrid Tsongafrom Alice Modolofreediving champion who accompanied the event with a video and Charles Ange Guinesydepartment chairman.


In recent years, the world of sports has become increasingly open to technology. In some sports, this is even becoming a necessity, and many athletes seem to have implemented it into their daily lives, for example, with the advent of connected wristbands capable of processing and collecting large amounts of data to enable the individual performance of the athlete. athlete.

Drones and AI in tennis

What is a champion? It is in an attempt to answer this question that the former fifth racket of the world is developing the idea of ​​drones in sports.

A champion is an outstanding athlete who is able to overcome his physical or mental limitations and use his trenches to achieve victory. And it is from this perspective that drones seem to be the best tools to do this, at least that is what we are assured of. Wilfrid Tsonga and Thierry Acione, his coach. In their opinion, the emergence of artificial intelligence in tennis and in general in the world of sports is a real boon that will significantly improve sports results. Drones will be able to make visible what cannot be seen with the naked eye, so it will be possible to observe the “invisible” and study it. They will also be able to predict external factors such as weather, humidity or wind so that the player can get the best conditions.

Among other things, drones and AI will be able to record multiple workouts with infinite potential, meaning that with a single drone, it will be possible to film dozens of landscapes at the same time from different angles and from different points of view. in order to have a better player image. Something impossible with simple cameras, it would greatly reduce costs and make this technology available to all academies.

However, despite the many functions that AI and drones have, one factor will always and only depend on the athlete and cannot be influenced, and this is obviously his mind and his state of mind.

Drones and AI in diving

Alice Modolo explains to us that under the ocean, artificial intelligence is needed. The arrival of underwater drones capable of escorting divers, which can currently descend to depths of up to 100 meters, is allowing for a better view of the seabed.

In this way, drones will be able to guarantee the diver’s safety by avoiding many of the dangers of the ocean, such as sea currents. Athletes will also be able to observe their own swimming technique and that of their opponents to improve their physical abilities. It will also be an opportunity to show the general public the scope of the maritime world, to make sea sports more attractive and why not awaken new vocations.

It is within the framework of the WAIFC (World Cannes Festival of Artificial Intelligence), which will be held on April 14 and 15, that we will definitely learn more about the rebirth of the sports world. Now it remains to be seen if athletes will be part of this revolutionary project or if they will choose to stay away from this new technology.