With the way technology is seaping into diverse sectors of the economy, I see a future where human isolation would become the order of the day. Very creative and innovative people would stay remotely to make their living while adhoc and labour work would e relegated to nothingness.
Few weeks ago, one of my favourite Nigerian League team - Vandrezzer Football Club purchased 4 units of AI-powered VEO sports cameras which will assist in gathering scientific data for post-match/training analysis and improvement in players’ performance.
The delivery of the equipment at the Club's home stadium in Ikot Ekpene, Southern Nigeria had been announced
weeks ago. Within the football space, Vandrezzer FC has singled itself out as a dynamic football club and is regularly upgrading her previews to set a technological pace for club football in Nigeria.
VEO, a Copenhagen-based company is involved in the production of AI-powered sports camera and I credited with the development of AI-powered cameras that only requires a complenting tripod and no manual aid to record a football match. The cameras have the capacity to record 180 degrees of the field in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. The camera can record up to four hours of footage on a full charge.source
The AI camera costs about costs $1,500 and is simple to operate. Videos captured are stored in a cloud storage and may be able to tag players. VEO has sold the devices to more than 2,500 clubs across the globe including Academy and youth teams of Liverpool FC and Burnley FC from the UK. Over 100,000 hours of recording has been achieved so far.
With these development hitting the sports sector, post-covid sporting activity would begin to thrive with less human engagement. I see photographers and videographers and their crew getting to lose their menial except for those who can afford to setup, maintain and operate these emerging technologies.
On the positive perspective, local organizations and sports club would be able to showcase their skills to the world at large from their remote locations. This means the bottlenecks associated with the exposure of talents which currently plagues today's local sports industry would have been handled.
Let's hope for a better future.
All imaged drawn from VEO