* has announced it will use AI-powered cameras to help referees make offside calls at the 2022 World Cup.
system consists of a sensor in the ball that relays its position on the field 500 times a second,
12 tracking cameras
mounted underneath the roof of stadiums, which use machine learning to track 29 points in players’ bodies.
Software will combine
this data to generate automated alerts when players commit offside offenses
Alerts will be sent to
officials in a nearby control room, who will validate the decision and tell referees on the field what call to make.
FIFA claims this process
will happen “within a few seconds and means that offside decisions can be made faster and more accurately.”