It may seem a fortune-teller trick, but this is a cutting edge example in applying artificial intelligence to football, an area in which Barça Innovation Hub is a globally-renowned innovator. The model is still under development, but much is expected from this tool which has been made possible by the joint work of the Club’s coaches, analysts, and data scientists. This can be applied to different practical cases such as the risk and benefit evaluation of the passes, the identification of positional superiorities according to the context, and the determination of alternative options for each player at each moment, among others. It is an example of how artificial intelligence is knocking the door to enter the game through a technical implementation focused on the end user, the coach.
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The Barça Innovation Hub team