The (Data) Science of Moneyballing Motorsports
The recent rise of Formula 1's popularity through Netflix's "Drive to Survive", plus the addition of new racing events in the USA, has quickly turned motorsports mainstream. However, despite having vast amounts of data available, racing has fallen behind traditional stick-and-ball sports at leveraging the power of AI to analyze, predict, and adapt. Scientists have recently begun to explore ways to "moneyball" motorsports, in a movement that will radically transform the field, allowing teams to uncover talent in more unbiased ways, revolutionize in-race strategies, speed up car design, and create new ways for broadcasters to interact with the public. In this panel, world renowned racing leaders and data scientists will discuss how AI will upend the way we think about racing in the future.
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