Technology AI Camera Ruins Soccer Game For Fans After Mistaking Referee's Bald Head For Ball

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Technology and sports have a fairly mixed relationship already. Log on to Twitter during a soccer match (or football as it's properly known*) and as well as people tweeting ambiguous statements like "YESSS" and "oh no mate" to about 20,000 inexplicable retweets, you'll likely see a lot of complaints about the video assistant referee (VAR) and occasionally goal-line technology not doing its job.

Fans of Scottish football team Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC experienced a new hilarious technological glitch during a match last weekend, but in all honesty, you'd be hard-pressed to say it didn't improve the viewing experience dramatically.

The club announced a few weeks ago it was moving from using human camera operators to cameras controlled by AI. The club proudly announced at the time the new "Pixellot system uses cameras with in-built, AI, ball-tracking technology" and would be used to capture HD footage of all home matches at Caledonian Stadium, which would be broadcast directly to season-ticket holders' homes.

Cut to last Saturday, when the robot cameras were given a new challenge that hadn't been foreseen: A linesman with a bald head.


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