9. Fujitsu AI to judge gymnastics
Judging gymnastics events is becoming increasingly difficult as athletes perform more complex tricks. Now, Japan's Fujitsu has developed a scoring support system powered by artificial intelligence. And the sport's world body has decided to use it from next year.
The system captures a gymnast's moves through infrared laser beams targeted at 2 million points. The motions are then converted into 3D images in real time.
The AI analyzes the moves with the help of data collected from past performances. And it judges the level of perfection of the tricks.
The International Gymnastics Federation will introduce the system at the World Championships in October 2019.
Federation officials say it will supplement visual observations by human judges.
They're also planning to use it at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.