AI highlights with IBM Watson

When fans can’t watch live, they don’t have to miss out

IBM Watson analyses live footage of player gestures and crowd reactions to instantly rank match highlights. Watson even listens for the ball striking the racket to make sure highlights are clipped as precisely as possible.

IBM Watson analyses live footage of player gestures and crowd reactions to instantly rank match highlights. Watson even listens for the ball striking the racket to make sure highlights are clipped as precisely as possible.

Thousands

of hours of footage is analysed by IBM Watson

Highlights produced within

2 minutes

of a match completing

Watson OpenScale helps

remove bias

in AI training

Highlights produced within

2 minutes

of a match completing

Watson OpenScale helps

remove bias

in AI training

Thousands

of hours of footage is analysed by IBM Watson

Every point on all six show courts is analysed

simultaneously

Every point on all six show courts is analysed

simultaneously

Personalised player portal

While the players keep their eye on the ball, IBM captures it all

At Wimbledon the players are the stars, so everything is done to help them achieve their best. IBM provides a personalised digital experience for every player and their coaching team; helping them manage their time and navigate their way around the Wimbledon crowds as well as providing match analytics, insights and highlights.

Personalised match analysis
is delivered within

20 minutes

Personalised player portal

While the players keep their eye on the ball, IBM captures it all

At Wimbledon the players are the stars, so everything is done to help them achieve their best. IBM provides a personalised digital experience for every player and their coaching team; helping them manage their time and navigate their way around the Wimbledon crowds as well as providing match analytics, insights and highlights.

Personalised match analysis
is delivered within

20 minutes

It’s not just the players who benefit

IBM iX designs and delivers differentiated and personalised digital experiences to on-site media, players and fans around the world.

It’s not just the players who benefit

IBM iX designs and delivers differentiated and personalised digital experiences to on-site media, players and fans around the world.

The data scientists behind the data

While the game is in play, IBM unlocks insights from the data

There is a huge amount of data captured at Wimbledon. 4.5 million tennis data points are generated each year, and since 1990 IBM has collected, catalogued and analysed over 62.8 million data points. But the most important role for IBM isn’t collecting the data, it’s unlocking the insights within it.

The data scientists behind the data

While the game is in play, IBM unlocks insights from the data

There is a huge amount of data captured at Wimbledon. 4.5 million tennis data points are generated each year, and since 1990 IBM has collected, catalogued and analysed over 62.8 million data points. But the most important role for IBM isn’t collecting the data, it’s unlocking the insights within it.

Since 1990 IBM has collected

62.8 million

data points

IBM data scientists help Wimbledon break news

faster

than global media organisations

Around

3,500

accredited media and journalists access IBM captured data

Match statistics update in

real-time

and the archive dates back to 1877

IBM data scientists help Wimbledon break news

faster

than global media organisations

Since 1990 IBM has collected

62.8 million

data points

Around

3,500

accredited media and journalists access IBM captured data

Match statistics update in

real-time

and the archive dates back to 1877

Scale and flexibility with IBM Cloud

When the world is watching, IBM Cloud scales up

For fifty weeks of the year Wimbledon is a small tennis club in leafy SW19. Then, for two weeks at the beginning of July, it transforms to deliver one of the biggest tournaments in the sporting calendar, broadcasting to over 1 billion fans in virtually every country in the world. IBM Cloud helps make that transformation possible.

IBM Cloud scales up

55,000%

to meet demand during The Championships

Scale and flexibility with IBM Cloud

When the world is watching, IBM Cloud scales up

For fifty weeks of the year Wimbledon is a small tennis club in leafy SW19. Then, for two weeks at the beginning of July, it transforms to deliver one of the biggest tournaments in the sporting calendar, broadcasting to over 1 billion fans in virtually every country in the world. IBM Cloud helps make that transformation possible.

The team behind the statistics

While the players battle, IBM captures it all

IBM recruits and trains 48 tennis experts (who are themselves players) to capture match statistics at courtside and report back in sub-second response times. Using tennis players trained on IBM systems to capture data ensures they read the game faster and can provide data more accurately.

Our target is

100% accuracy

in sub-second responses

The team behind the statistics

While the players battle, IBM captures it all

IBM recruits and trains 48 tennis experts (who are themselves players) to capture match statistics at courtside and report back in sub-second response times. Using tennis players trained on IBM systems to capture data ensures they read the game faster and can provide data more accurately.

Our target is

100%
accuracy

in sub-second responses

In 2018, IBM captured data for

23,253 games

147,160

tennis points were recorded in 2018

1,503 hours

of tennis was played in 2018

In 2018, IBM captured data for

23,253 games

147,160

tennis points were recorded in 2018

1,503 hours

of tennis was played in 2018

Securing The Championships

While the world is entertained, IBM Cloud stays vigilant

Wimbledon’s digital properties must always be easily accessible for the millions of fans who use them. However, like all websites, wimbledon.com is threatened by outside forces, and it’s up to the IBM team to ensure that the website remains up and running at all times.

Watson for Cybersecurity constantly scours the internet and dark web to provide a clear picture of threats and remedial actions for the IBM security team, allowing them to be sixty times faster in responding.

In 2018 IBM blocked over

200 million

security events

Securing The Championships

While the was world entertained, IBM Cloud security stayed vigilant

Wimbledon’s digital properties must always be easily accessible for the millions of fans who use them. However, like all websites, wimbledon.com is threatened by outside forces, and it’s up to the IBM team to ensure that the website remains up and running at all times.

In 2018 IBM blocked over

200 million

security events

IBM Cloud beyond Wimbledon

Putting smart to work beyond The Championships


IBM and the Future of Sport

As the sports industry goes through a period of unprecedented change, IBM has looked across research, gathered points of view from subject matter experts, and interviewed stakeholders in leading sports organisations to develop a whitepaper on how sports businesses seize the capabilities of digital transformation to deliver better fan experiences and grow their audiences.

From local tennis club to global media hub. Scale and reliability are critical.

Wimbledon needs to scale hundreds of times just hours before The Championships. IBM Cloud enables Wimbledon to reliably and flexibly scale to meet extreme demands. See how else IBM Cloud is supporting businesses.

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Rapidly innovate to differentiate

IBM provides Wimbledon’s ‘gateway to the brand’ through wimbledon.com and the apps. They are able to rapidly innovate with new digital experience and apps on the IBM Cloud, like the Player Website. See where else we’re fuelling innovation.

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Turn data into a competitive advantage with AI

AI models provide value throughout the organisation. From helping Wimbledon’s Digital Editors create highlights at scale to AI assistants providing better, faster customer service.

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Confidence with continuous security and management

Evaluating threats, ignoring the insignificant ones and passing along only the most urgent issues to Security Analysts secures business operations for customers, employees and suppliers.

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Try the technologies that power Wimbledon

IBM Cloud Platform

Wimbledon are able to rapidly innovate with new digital experience and apps on the IBM Cloud.

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Our public cloud serves up the digital solutions and is spread around the world for both resilience and to put capacity close to the demand.

Watson API Catalogue

IBM’s Watson APIs helped provide 14M views of AI Highlights content in 2018.

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QRadar on Cloud

Used at Wimbledon to apply analytics to identify the most significant threats.

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SPSS Statistics

SPSS Statistics is employed at Wimbledon to generate keys to the match, by analysing over 20 million tennis points.

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IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

IBM data scientists & Wimbledon’s digital editors work together using Cognos to surface the relevant facts and statistics for Wimbledon.

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IBM DB2 on Cloud

IBM data storage solution used at Wimbledon to store the data we use to generate our keys to the match.

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Cloudant

Provides the data store in the AI Highlights system and is a component of the content management system that drives Wimbledon.com.

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