In an arena where any slight edge could mean the difference between winning and losing, machine learning has never been more important in sports. As the industry becomes more and more inundated with data, sifting through information to create meaningful insights is paramount to the success of sports organizations around the world.
Baseball has fundamentally changed over the past 40 years, largely thanks to data and machine learning. Some say it's made baseball less popular as a result. We will examine data's impact on baseball and how it might help the sport's popularity going forward.
A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-star, Bill Russell once said, “the only important statistic is the final score.” But is it really? New digital platforms and technologies have transformed the business of sports to be ever more scientific in its approach. At the center is STATS, a company priding itself in providing the fastest, most accurate data in sports.
America's Pastime has moved from the dusty fields of old into a sabermetric matrix of big data, futuristic technology and high-stakes analysis.