KAIST to hold AI football tournament

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said it will hold an artificial intelligence (AI) football tournament using an online simulation framework in November. The nation’s leading technology institute said Tuesday that it will hold three AI-powered events — football matches, game analysis and post-match news writing. To be specific, each team will consist of five players for the AI football matches. For the game analysis competition, those who create the most accurate analysis and commentary during the matches will win a prize. The AI reporter event participants will have to write post-match results in a news-writing format. “The football matches will be conducted in a five on five tournament. Each of the five AI-programmed players in such positions as striker, defender and goalkeeper will compete with their counterparts,” a KAIST official said. The university will hold preliminary matches in November, with the final winner set to be announced on Dec. 1. Any college or graduate school student can apply for the tournament through the end of September. The AI-driven football tournament is a world first, according to KAIST. The university will invite foreign teams beginning next year. The institute is renowned for running an international robot football competition since 1996. The rise of AI and big data allowed KAIST to hold the new event this year. KAIST established what it calls the AI World Cup Committee last month, with professors from its major departments such as electronic engineering and industrial engineering playing a key role to prepare for the matches. KAIST said the event comes as part of its efforts to be in line with the upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution by converging its technological expertise in such areas as the bio, nano, info-tech, robotics and AI fields.”


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