For the first time in history of World cup, a smart robot to become an assistant referee in the Qatar World cup 2022.
The president of the world’s football governing body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has considered introducing the “semi-automated offside” system at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It was gathered that, the system which uses 10 cameras to track 29 body, points at each player was first adopted at the Club World Cup, which won by Premier League club Chelsea.
The technology was also used at the recent Arab Cup which was held inside four of the eight World Cup stadiums in Doha.
Technology is taking away our passion. Very soon they will start using robot as players too. For the first time in history of World cup, a smart robot to become an assistant referee in the Qatar World cup.
I have thought of this long ago. Wait for a chip implanted ball that might not need human officiating presence on the filled of play. With color coding as indicators.
A goal for example could automatically change the color of the ball to Green.
Offsides could be Black. Penalty could be Red. Throw could be Yellow. Goal kick could be White or any other colors suitable, and subject to environmental features.
Very soon, we’ll have robot players. It’s there that we’ll know that it is not every part of our lives that we need artificial intelligence.
Apparently, the “robot referees” are not actual robots. It is just a data analysis system that uses cameras to track instances such as offsides. It’s similar to the goal line technology.
That’s very good for African teams. VAR would also help remove racist refereeing.
Story By: Adjoa Goodfriday