Episode 66: Sports, Analytics, and Football Failure

Published: Sept. 4, 2018, 4 a.m.

Since the publication of Moneyball, sports and advanced statistics have entered the mainstream. Other sports have gradually jumped on board with less than stellar results from Die Mannschaft's partnership with SAP that resulted in an early loss in exit at the hands of the South Koreans in the most recent World Cup, to the Cleveland Browns taking an analytics driven approach and then winning one game in two seasons. What makes sports and AI so difficult in these domains and what can we learn about sports applications to help us in other industries?

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