Fujitsu made a significant technological breakthrough after developing AI technology (Artificial Intelligence) and 3D sensor, to be used at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart Germany. The purpose of this technology is to assist judges in the grading of gymnastics.
The exact title of the process is Judging Support System, that is, the Criterion Support System. THE technology will use AI and 3D sensors to record the competitor's slightest movement for better numerical resolution data. It also offers a 3-D digital view of athletes, with many different angular measurements to help judges make decisions in the scoring.
Fujitsu's achievement is extremely important as it is the first time that AI technology will be officially used for rating in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Of course, it was also successfully tested at the Tokyo All-Around World Cup and the Junior World Championships in Hungary earlier on 2019. The collaboration of Fujitsu and FIG holds from 2017 and is about creating one systemic real time which is accurate but at the same time fair.
The importance of AI technology in the field of professional sports is enormous as it concerns athletes who have devoted their entire lives to it and it would be at least unfair to exclude them from their goal because of unfortunate criticism.
If the technology developed by Fujitsu thrives as expected, it will expand to other sporting events. It is worth noting that AI and 3D sensors will be particularly useful in improving athletes' posture and training, thereby reducing the risk of possible injuries.