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Bundesliga, Amazon Want to Predict What Happens Next


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Bundesliga players in action.

Germanys Bundesliga professional football league has named Amazon its official technology provider.

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Germany’s Bundesliga professional football (soccer) league will make Amazon its official technology provider, with the technology company providing statistics for the soccer league's television broadcasts and digital products.

Klaus Bürg, general manager at Amazon Web Services for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, envisions "machine learning and artificial intelligence being applied to historical data" that will lead to a "very high probability of being right in what's being predicted."

International organization of players’ unions FIFPRO said it is in active discussions with FIFA, the international governing body of association football, “to draw up industrywide standards to help make sure player data is handled securely and fairly, and in such a way as not to prejudice the lives and careers of players.”

From Associated Press
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