NFL Partners with AWS to Unleash AI-Powered "Next Gen Stats"

NFL Partners with AWS to Unleash AI-Powered “Next Gen Stats”

Game-Changing Analytics: How AI is Revolutionizing American Football

While the AI tool resides on AWS infrastructure, the final product is the result of a multifaceted partnership involving the NFL, Zebra Technologies, and Wilson Sporting Goods. The Next Gen Stats initiative, initiated in 2017, now comprises a data pipeline housing historical data from every pass play since 2018.

In parallel, AWS engineers are diligently working on automating the identification of blockers and rushers, aiming for AI models to autonomously recognize players’ roles on the field. Presently, this information is manually collected, a process prone to labeling errors and time-consuming for humans to generate.