AI tech speeds analysis of action in hockey videos

Monday, October 4, 2021

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have made a key advancement in the development of technology to automatically analyze video of hockey games using artificial intelligence (AI).

The researchers combined two existing deep-learning AI techniques to identify players by their sweater numbers with 90-per-cent accuracy.

“That is significant because the only major cue you have to identify a particular player in a hockey video is jersey number,” said Kanav Vats, a PhD student in systems design engineering who led the project. “Players on a team otherwise appear very similar because of their helmets and uniforms.”

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