Artificial Intelligence In Football - Current Uses & Contracting Tips For Clubs
From assisting referee decisions, to improving physical performance and predicting future injuries, to producing and implementing tactics, artificial intelligence is pervading more and more aspects of the footballing world.
Most recently, FIFA and UEFA have approved the use of Semi-automated Offside Technology (SAOT) at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as well as for the 2022 UEFA Super Cup match and during the group stage matches of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League. Yet there can be more to this emerging technology than meets the eye and contractual pitfalls for the unwary.
- Considers various applications of AI by the footballing world including:
- SAOT and Goal Line Technology (GLT);
- improving physical performance and avoiding injuries;
- spotting patterns and assisting in tactical decisions; and
- in the stands or at home by the fans.
- Reviews the current and future possible regulatory landscape of the use of AI in the UK.
- Provides useful tips for football clubs and sports organisations to consider when contracting to utilise this technology.
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- Tags: Artificial Intelligence | Commercial Law | Contract Law | FIFA | Football | Governance | Regulation | UEFA | United Kingdom (UK)
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