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NFL and AWS Launch AI Challenge to Crowdsource Ways to Automate Player Identification using NFL Game Footage

The National Football League (NFL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new artificial intelligence Kaggle challenge to create ways for computers to automatically identify players using NFL game footage. New computer vision models created through the challenge will accelerate the NFL’s work with AWS to better understand, and aim to reduce, injuries in the NFL. Prize money totaling $100,000 will be awarded to data scientists with winning models.