FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI

FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI to make offside calls at 2022 World Cup

FIFA, the international governing body of association football,* has announced it will use AI-powered cameras 

to help referees make offside calls at the 2022 World Cup.

The semi-automated system consists of a sensor in the ball that relays its position on the field 500 times a second

and 12 tracking cameras mounted underneath the roof of stadiums, which use machine learning to track 29 points in players’ bodies.

Alerts will be sent to officials in a nearby control room, who will validate the decision and tell referees on the field what call to make.

FIFA claims this process will happen “within a few seconds and means that offside decisions can be made faster and more accurately.”

Said- FIFA president Gianni Infantino: “This technology is the culmination of three years of dedicated research

testing to provide the very best for the teams, players and fans and FIFA is proud of this work

as we look forward to the world seeing the benefits of semi-automated offside technology at the FIFA World Cup 2022.