The best offense has always been a good defense. Until now.
Thanks to a team of researchers at Disney Research, California Institute of Technology and STATS, we may soon find ourselves saying something more along the lines of, “The best offense is a defense informed by advanced machine learning technologies.”
In a paper titled, “Data Driven Ghosting using Deep Imitation Learning,” a team of researchers introduced a machine learning approach that can help sports teams better prepare for specific opponents by calculating that opponent’s most likely response to a hypothetical attack.
Yisong Yue, an assistant professor at CalTech and coauthor of the paper in question, says the approach begins by asking a simple question:
“Given that this is the location and speed and acceleration or whatever of the current players, can we predict where all these players will go?” Yue asks.
To do so the approach takes demonstrated behavioral
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