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K. AshleyApplied Machine Learning for Health and Fitnesshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5772-2_1

1. Machine Learning in Sports 101

Kevin Ashley1  
Belmont, CA, USA

I have always been convinced that the only way to get artificial intelligence to work is to do the computation in a way similar to the human brain.

—Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of Deep Learning

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Machine learning in sports

Getting Started

I don’t know anything about luck, but that the harder I train, the luckier I get.

—Ingemar Stenmark, World Cup Alpine Ski Racer

In sports and athletics, results are achieved through training and repetition: machine learning ...

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