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AI 3.0: Are we closer to creating the mind of Tom Brady?

February 9, 2016

My introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sports happened in my teens when I first learned about IBM’s Deep Blue that eventually beat Gary Kasparov in a series of chess games in 1996. I was just starting to learn the subtleties of cricket to prepare for the big leagues, and the idea that a machine… Read more

Q&A: Shane Battier on the NBA, Analytics, and More

February 5, 2016

We kick off our series of Q&A’s leading up to the 10th annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with a returning SSAC panelist and retired two-time NBA Champion. Read more

How to Score a Job at SSAC

February 2, 2016

The 10th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is kicking off in a few weeks! In this week’s 10 for 10, we spoke to two SSAC and MIT Sloan alumni who explored various career and networking opportunities during the conference. The 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will provide career opportunities only available to attendees,… Read more

Top 10 Research Papers, Where Are They Now?

January 23, 2016

A quick look at the list of speakers at this year’s event is reason enough to attend the conference. But if you don’t yet have the clout of our resident expert Nate Silver and want to present alongside the best and brightest in the sports arena, the Research Paper Competition is a great way to… Read more

A Look At SSAC Social Media Growth

January 16, 2016

While social media was only in its infancy when the conference started in 2007, its importance cannot be overstated as we approach our 10th anniversary. Take a look at how our social media presence has developed over the past ten years, both online and at the conference. #SSAC16 #DecadeOfData Read more