great insights from football games

Data analysis for football

How to get interesting insights from football games?

Looking to analyze individual players? Our data analysis tells you how the individual players are performing in the game. 

Imagine that you want to get detailed player data from each game, and you want to share it with your network. Your first thoughts might be to start by going through huge search volumes. Data analysis gives you the details how the players are performing in the games.

Starting from EURO2020 tournament AISpotter has successfully collaborated with the leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat (HS). We are producing comprehensive data analysis from all the team Finland “Huuhkajat” football games.  Collaboration is a joint initiative together with MyCoazh

How the process is running?
The process is flowing the following way: Game event data is collected live during the games. Raw data contains all the actions the Finnish players are having with the ball. Also the key actions (e.g. long runs) without the ball are included in. All the information is stored to a database and automated, predefined queries are used to process the data and to put together all the needed parameters and datasets.

The newspaper is using an API to pull the classified data out from our database and then they are processing with data visualization and the content is ready for publishing shortly after the game.

Data visualization
Helsingin Sanomat (c) HS

What is content is visualized?
It is easy to see from the visualization who were the individual Finnish players who succeeded in each game. Also, there are shots on goal, shot end sequences and passing maps included in.

Take a detailed look what insights data analysis found from the previous games.

EURO2020:
12.6.2021 Denmark – Finland (0 – 0)
16.6.2021 Russia – Finland (1 – 0)
21.6.2021 Finland – Belgium (0 – 2)

Friendly game:
1.9.2021 Finland – Wales (0 – 0)

World Cup qualifiers:
4.9.2021 Finland – Kazakhstan (1 – 0)
7.9.2021 France – Finland (0 – 2)

The next game where data analysis and visualization is provided is a World Cup qualifying game Finland against Ukraine on Oct 9th.

Summary:
Data analysis gives you detailed content from each player in fast and accurate way. Even more, data can be customized and visualized in many ways. Advanced data analysis can justify player performance over multiple games.

About AISpotter

AISpotter makes it possible to turn massive amounts of recorded and streamed video into usable and shareable information that helps to make better decisions, delight fans, and even predict the future.

Our technology pinpoints the most important parts of any recorded and even multiple simultaneous live-streamed videos, from any camera, with any setup, and makes production-ready highlights available instantly.

AISpotter was founded in 2018 when a university vision AI project was first used to help sports teams quickly get the best information from game videos. Now the company helps production people, 24/7 live streams, coaches, and even security firms across Europe to process video into usable knowledge and insights.

Contact me for further information: Timo Rousti

Future of Live Video Analytics

The Future of Live Stream

The Future of Live Stream Video Recording and Analytics with AISpotter

A podcast with Expert Dojo.

This week, host Brian Mac Mahon speaks with Anri Kivimäki, Founder and CEO of AISpotter.

In this episode, Brian and Anri discuss what is computer vision and how it helps with the future of machine learning, the amazing technology that AISpotter has created, and how this technology can be used in various businesses from sports to security, and so much more. Lastly, we hear how they plan to achieve $100k/month in revenue.

AISpotter small logo

About AISpotter

AISpotter enables professionals to turn massive amounts of recorded and streamed video into usable and shareable information that helps them make better decisions, delight fans, and even predict the future.

The technology pinpoints the most important parts of any recorded and even multiple simultaneous live-streamed videos, from any camera, with any setup, and makes production-ready highlights available instantly.

AISpotter was founded in 2018 when a university vision AI project was first used to help sports teams quickly get the best information from game videos. Now the company helps production people, 24/7 live streams, coaches, and even security firms across Europe to process video into usable knowledge and insights.

Contact me for further information: Anri Kivimäki

AISpotter releases live stream highlight clipping for UEFA EURO 2020

Live clipping and game highlights

AISpotter releases live stream highlight clipping for UEFA EURO 2020

New service reduces clipping from 5 minutes to 5 seconds and publishing can be done immediately

Oulu, Finland (June 17th, 2021)
YLE Sports (Finnish Broadcasting Company) is utilizing automated live video clipping for goals during the EURO 2020 tournament. Our automated and fast service finds the goals and creates accurate video clips available immediately. The service fulfils the growing needs for fast content creation and sharing and makes it possible for fans to experience and relive the success of their favourite teams instantly.

On top of the live video clipping our AI algorithm finds the key events from each game and puts together automated video highlights. Those highlight reels are ready for sharing in less than 10 minutes after the game is over. And automatically created video content can be viewed through YLE Areena in the EURO 2020 goal clip series.

Automated video clips
YLE Areena (c) YLE

How video analysis is done?
Once again the process is automated end to end. Our cloud based service is receiving live video stream directly from YLE and connect
ing it with our analyzing algorithm. The AI algorithm detects goals directly from live stream. When a goal is detected a video clip is created and pushed within seconds back to YLE. Inside YLE the clip is then automatically routed to YLE Areena and published.

Our intelligent video analysis service is supporting YLE’s development strategy, as they are constantly seeking ways to utilize the latest technologies in the future media services. Before launching the service for EURO 2020 we ran a project for YLE where live analysis from Coppa Italia final was performed.

Video analysis benefits
Automated video analysis provides additional content, simplifies highlight creation and sharing processes and saves both time and resources. 

Also, our innovative service can produce and deliver numerical data as a result of video analysis  – time stamps from detected events. This numerical information can be delivered separately or together with the video clips. This numerical event data can be shared for example as JSON file format.

In case video volumes are high or there is a need to analyze multiple simultaneous live video streams we can deploy edge computing solutions and integrate our service seamlessly to the existing infrastructure in place. This solution minimizes delays in data transfer and our flexible setup makes it possible to scale computing capacity according to the used video volumes.

About AISpotter

AISpotter makes it possible to turn massive amounts of recorded and streamed video into usable and shareable information that helps to make better decisions, delight fans, and even predict the future.

Our technology pinpoints the most important parts of any recorded and even multiple simultaneous live-streamed videos, from any camera, with any setup, and makes production-ready highlights available instantly.

AISpotter was founded in 2018 when a university vision AI project was first used to help sports teams quickly get the best information from game videos. Now the company helps production people, 24/7 live streams, coaches, and even security firms across Europe to process video into usable knowledge and insights.

Contact me for further information: Timo Rousti

AISpotter – Re-energising Inline Hockey

AISpotter – Re-energising Inline Hockey

We are happy to share how AISpotter is supporting British Inline Skater Hockey Association on their way towards the European Championships in November this year. 

Inline Hockey History

British Inline Skater Hockey was born on the streets of the inner cities in the UK and in the 1980’s was formerly known as ‘Street Hockey’. Many car parks and recreational areas would be filled with hockey players on skates who recreated their own NHL matches. 

The sport swiftly evolved, leagues were formed from teams off the streets and the Street Hockey National Championships was soon featured on a weekly tv show, this was back when the UK only had 5 tv channels, so the sport drew quite an audience! As inline skates grew in popularity to the expense of the quad skate then so did the sport of Street Hockey and it become known as Inline Skater Hockey.

AISpotter supporting GB Inline Hockey

The British Inline Skater Hockey Association (BISHA) has been in existence for over 4 decades and recently the appetite for the sport has unfortunately dipped. A new leadership of BISHA formed last year is exploring new methods to re-energise the membership and attract new people to the sport – this is no different to the change the sport embraced in the 90’s to convert from quads to inline skates to retain members. Some may say the change in the sport is too late, but the outlook of the new leadership is that action is being taken 2 years before the sport collapses!

Supported by technology services

Technology in sport is one of the areas BISHA are promoting and for the last two years BISHA Team GB have adopted two tools to support their coaches, these are AISpotter & Hockey Coach Vision. The British Coaches have loaded match video content to AISpotter and tagged a variety of plays: Break Outs, Face Off Routines, Offensive/Defensive Plays etc.

Tom Sexton BISHA

As a player and a marketer, it's extremely refreshing to see a product such as yours entering our sport at a very exciting time for us. I have no doubt that the support from AISpotter will really help solidify the foundations of our growth strategies, not only on the rink, but to also help grow the sport as a whole.

    Once tagged the passages of play are quickly identifiable and packaged into a presentation, which is then played back at our Team GB Camps where classroom sessions are then held to share insights. Such insights are then valuable for team motivation, injury prevention, improved performance and above all a competitive advantage. We then use the Hockey Coaching Vision tool to design drills and plays to tackle the insights surfaced.

    Currently Sports Technology in Britain has some critics largely due to the management and pace of adoption of VAR in football – although it is the hybrid of human and machine causing the issues. As the technology advances and the machine learns then we will soon be in a position where we have instant and accurate decisions in football and people will have more faith. 

    AISpotter is no different and is in a similar transition period, nevertheless it is about adoption and using the tool where it can add value in is current format and then partnering and growing your sport at the same rate as the technology. Certainly BISHA Team GB and the use of AISpotter does not guarantee instant success, but we are now certainly more informed and we are gaining those extra percentages out of our performance as we head into the European Championships in November 2021.

    AISpotter small logo

    About AISpotter

    AISpotter enables professionals to turn massive amounts of recorded and streamed video into usable and shareable information that helps them make better decisions, delight fans, and even predict the future.

    The technology pinpoints the most important parts of any recorded and even multiple simultaneous live-streamed videos, from any camera, with any setup, and makes production-ready highlights available instantly.

    AISpotter was founded in 2018 when a university vision AI project was first used to help sports teams quickly get the best information from game videos. Now the company helps production people, 24/7 live streams, coaches, and even security firms across Europe to process video into usable knowledge and insights.

    Contact me for further information: Anri Kivimäki