Sport and Big Data: how to understand football with data analysis

The former football coach of Italian teams applies math to sport. The project with Luca Pappalardo and Paolo Cintia from the University of Pisa and CRN-ISTI: "It is clear then that the game remains unpredictable, it is its beauty. But it is our duty as professionals to study and apply new methods to reduce randomness to a minimum ».

Paolo Cintia and Luca Pappalardo have developed two algorithms based on the use of artificial intelligence to interpret the numbers of football, software that are able to learn during the analysis work. The winning project of the first hackathon organized by the FIGC on "match analysis" mixes "subjective" elements, for example the votes given by journalists, to those taken from pure numbers.

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