Predicting when a cricket wicket would drop five minutes before it happened helped Foxtel reinvent live sports coverage in Australia. The system uses machine learning.
Cricket matches can last five days. To win, opposing teams must take 20 wickets. That means a fraction of a minute can make the difference over 30 hours of play. WHAT’S NEW IN PUBLISHING describes how the Aussie television service used an algorithm named Monty to alert viewers a pivotal moment was likely to happen.
This video shows how the system works.
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