Football: in the Netherlands, smart technology tested against racism in stadiums

PSV is, for example, testing the use of sound cameras in the stadium to measure and localize the engagement and enthusiasm of supporters, who could also, thanks to artificial intelligence, simultaneously detect sound “unnatural”such as a racist comment, which could be listened to live or delayed and incite action if necessary.

At PEC Zwolle in the east of the country, visitors can now travel to matches with their ticket on their mobile phone, accessible via a mobile app that can give fans real-time information on security conditions around the stadium. “Other techniques, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, will also be used to improve (…) social security in the stadium”reported the KNVB.

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