Fans of the Scottish football team, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, witnessed a funny story last week caused by a clash of modern technologies with reality.
A few weeks ago, the club proudly announced that it was switching from real operators to cameras controlled by artificial intelligence. These cameras had to detect the movement of the ball and “follow” it. The team could not have imagined that this ambitious intent would be thwarted by the very first resistance. The camera thought the referee’s head was a ball and instead of playing, it would follow the referee’s movement.
Because spectators were not allowed in the stadium due to the coronavirus, fans could only watch the game on TV. This mistake ruined the whole show.
It seems that this technology still has a long way to go before it can replace operators.