Athletes and AI – level 2

02-07-2024 07:00

In 1976, 14-year-old Nadia Comăneci scored the first perfect 10 in Olympic history. The scoreboards couldn’t show 10.0, so they showed 1.0. Nadia got six more perfect 10s because she made no mistakes.

Today, AI helps judges by seeing if moves deserve high scores. Scores mix execution and bonus points, so getting a 10 in execution is hard. AI shows data quickly to fans watching on TV. Sports like swimming, diving, tennis, and athletics use AI for judging. Omega, the official timekeeper, captures detailed moments of performances.

Local championships are testing AI before the Olympics. Visitors at the games can try an AI lab to check their sports skills. AI gives quick feedback to help athletes improve. There are also fun cognitive training and athletic tests.

Difficult words: scoreboard (a board which shows scores), deserve (to get something because of your actions or good qualities), execution (how well someone does something), cognitive (related to thinking).

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What role does AI play in judging and improving athletic performances in sports like swimming, diving, tennis, and athletics?


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