Wimbledon Appoints IBM’s Generative AI as Official Tennis Commentary Platform

Introducing Watsonx: The AI Commentator Revolutionizing Wimbledon
June 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

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Are you ready for an exhilarating new twist on this year’s Wimbledon championship? Prepare to be amazed as IBM unveils its groundbreaking AI commentator, Watsonx. This generative AI marvel is set to grace the video highlight reels with its insightful commentary and entirely new tennis statistics. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this game-changing experience.

Watsonx Tennis: A New Kind of Commentary

IBM has unleashed the power of Watsonx (deliberately uncapitalized, to showcase its approachability) on the Wimbledon app and website. Brace yourself, tennis fans, because your auditory senses are about to be enthralled. Watsonx will provide captivating commentary on the most crucial moments of the matches in the video highlight reels. For those who prefer reading, captions will be available, ensuring that nobody is left out of the electrifying chatter.

What sets Watsonx apart is its ability to draw on the IBM AI Draw Analysis feature, revolutionizing tennis statistics as we know them. For the first time ever, Watsonx will analyze the likelihood of success for each player in the singles draw. Using factors like potential opponents and their positions in the draw, Watsonx rates each player’s favorability. Brace yourself for thrilling moments when upsets and unexpected events take the court.

“Widening the Commentary on Tennis Beyond the Main Courts”

“We are constantly innovating with our partners at IBM to provide Wimbledon fans, wherever they are in the world, with an insightful and engaging digital experience of The Championships,” shared Usama Al-Qassab, Marketing and Commercial Director at The All England Club. By introducing Watsonx, the heart of Wimbledon hopes to expand the commentary on tennis beyond the main courts. Gone are the days when only live humans could share their thoughts. Watsonx aims to bring a whole new dimension to the Wimbledon experience.

A New Era of Sports AI

The rise of synthetic sports commentary has been a natural progression as AI continues to push boundaries. Recent examples include voice AI provider Veritone, which created a voice clone of former professional soccer player Alan Smith for multilingual World Cup commentary. IBM’s foray into combining AI with sports and pop culture analysis is not new either. Watson has previously assisted ESPN fantasy football players in making trade suggestions and even curated music debates for the Recording Academy before the Grammy Awards. Watson has truly become the go-to AI for diverse experiences.

Jonathan Adashek, IBM’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, highlighted the profound effect of AI and data platforms on major sporting events like Wimbledon. Drawing parallels to driving business transformation across sectors, he showcased how Watsonx’s technology can create unique fan experiences, helping Wimbledon grow its audience and captivate tennis enthusiasts worldwide.

Don’t Miss Out on the Future of Tennis Commentary

Get ready to be a part of history as you witness the birth of a new era in tennis commentary. Watsonx’s presence at this year’s Wimbledon tournament will redefine the way we perceive and experience the sport. From the electrifying highlight reels to the introduction of groundbreaking statistics, this AI commentator promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t get left behind; join us for an unforgettable journey with Watsonx and witness the power of AI firsthand.

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