Recently, the AI-generated Tennis Matches for viewers were available across the globe. A team of researchers from Stanford was the mastermind behind this idea. People were amazed to see such simulated matches.

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Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, live matches could not be held this year. Therefore, the entire annual tournament was simulated with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The team began with creating a database with previous recordings.

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Artificial Intelligence used for creating a simulated Tennis Match

Since tennis game has a cyclical nature, the model could predict how certain players would play in such a circumstance. Even for star players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Like the model knows that Djokovic hits the ball usually towards the opponent’s weak side. Also, the model determines how certain players position themselves on the field. In this way, the model is basically studying the behavior of the player. Therefore, the system is really close to the game played in real life. Past attempts were not as perfect as this one. The reason was that the model was not able to study the behavioral aspect of the player.

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There are thousands of different possibilities available for what-if scenarios. Many different events can be recorded. For example,what if the ball had landed somewhere else? What if the player had not played the shot in this way? High on flexibility, the system has endless virtual possibilities.

AI-generated Tennis Matches for viewers across the globe were highly appreciated. However, at the same time some people thought them to be creepy. Why? Because in the clip the audience and officials did not move at all. Their shadows were absent. Also present were other visually distracting artifacts