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Wimbledon to Use AI for Video Highlight Commentary


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This year's Wimbledon gets underway on July 3.

Wimbledon already uses AI to provide match insights, highlight reels, and a power index leaderboard. This year, in addition to the video commentary, AI also will be used to calculate a player’s chances of reaching the final in the singles draw.

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Sports broadcasters, look away now.

On Wednesday, tech company IBM announced that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will form part of Wimbledon's tennis commentary this year, apparently helping fans to engage with the tournament "on a deeper level."

According to a press release from IBM, which has developed the AI commentary tool, the new feature will be used for all video highlights packages during Wimbledon.

It will be available for fans following the tournament on the Wimbledon website and app, providing audio commentary and captions of key moments, which can be toggled on and off.

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