Thursday, June 21, 2007

Better baseball

Sabermetrics is one of many areas that I do not manage to keep up with. But that never stops me. I have just seen a write-up of some amazing new technology developed by Michael Fleischman at MIT. It seems that video search (of baseball game video recordings, for example) can now be done with the help of better-than-ever video search software. The report says that it can tell a home run from a long foul into the stands.

Will baseball eventually get better? Will there be better defense? Better offense? Who knows? We do know that smart people are developing new ways for AI to reach into ever more areas.