Rating Athletes Using Machines Who Think Like You

Rating Athletes Using Machines Who Think Like You
Recording: Rating Athletes Using Machines Who Think Like You, Mar 10, 2019


Ratings are used in many domains – Sport, Credit Risk and Corporate Settings. And they are everywhere – can you imagine sports commentary without stats? Dr Paul Bracewell is an expert in the development of rating systems. He will take participants through the use of machine learning to evolve rating systems that intuitively mimic the way humans think, leading to systems with greater explanatory and predictive power. He’ll start with the chaotic environment of rugby where he's built a revolutionary rating system shaped around winning moments using real time data. He’ll also share how the same approaches have been used in cricket and golf. Importantly, he’s in the unique position to explain how teams have used this information to build teams and win matches.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Advanced