Athletes and AI – level 3

02-07-2024 07:00

In 1976, 14-year-old Nadia Comăneci made history as the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics. The scoring system couldn’t display 10.0, so it showed 1.0 instead. Nadia achieved six more perfect 10s due to her flawless performances.

Today, AI assists in judging by using computer vision to recognize top performances. The scoring system has changed since Nadia’s time. It combines execution and bonus points, making it challenging to score a perfect 10 in execution. AI processes data rapidly and enhances the viewing experience with real-time graphics. Sports like swimming, diving, tennis, and athletics use AI for judging.

Omega, the official timekeeper, captures detailed performance moments. Introducing AI to the Olympics is a gradual process, starting with local championships. Visitors can try an AI-powered lab to assess their athletic abilities. AI provides instant feedback that helps coaches improve athletes’ performance. Cognitive drills and athletic tests are also part of the experience, making it fun and informative.

Difficult words: flawless (without mistakes), execution (performance), cognitive (related to mental processes).

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