Difficulties to see football live, now that public access to stadiums is severely restricted by sanitary measures, it has made technology gain weight. Thus, in some leagues, they are giving the opportunity to artificial intelligence, although the results are not being entirely satisfactory.
In the Scottish Championship, the Scottish second division, lived it in their flesh on the last day, during the match between the Inverness Caledonian Thistle y el Ayr United. The meeting was broadcast thanks to an artificial intelligence system, programmed to move the camera and carry it out according to the needs.
The idea was relatively simple: it was programmed to follow the ball, so that, more or less, the action of the game could be seen without missing a detail. The problem is that the similarity of form between the ball and the bald head of the linesman caused that AI to go crazy.
The broadcast ended up being chaos: when the ball got lost between the legs of the footballers, the camera automatically moved to a shiny ball that was much more recognizable by the system: the head of the linesman.
A YouTube user has shared the best moments of this curious match, whose resolution ended 1-1.