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Google machine learning meets March Madness brackets
With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show yesterday, one of the most exciting seasons in American sports kicks off: March Madness. Along with the popular practice of attempting to predict the progression of the tournament through filling out brackets, Google will be hosting a competition for data scientists on Kaggle which will bring data scientists to try and build the best artificial intelligence algorithm to get as close to predicting a correct bracket as possible.
Click here to get more info on the competition.
Wouldn’t this be great for Warren Buffet’s Bracket Challenge for employees of his company, Berkshire Hathaway?
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Hockey comes to the eSports world
The NHL announced last Friday that they will be hosting their first every eSports tournament on NHL 18 beginning March 24th. The professional hockey league is capitalizing on the recent wave of eSports hype, joining the likes of the Overwatch League, Battle.net, League of Legends World Championship, The International, and others.
The tournament will start with regional online 1-on-1 qualifying rounds in the US, Canada, and Europe on Xbox One and Playstation 4 and ending with the Championship in Las Vegas in June.
For more information on how to register, click here.
Twitter scores with live-streaming MLS matches
Twitter has inked a 3-year-deal with Major League Soccer to stream at least 24 matches per season. This comes as a bit of a blow to Facebook who previously had streaming rights for games in 2017.
MLS has been growing at a rapid pace since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and inking a long-term streaming deal will likely continue to contribute to that growth as the league attempts to capture the wave of social media sports streaming.
Click here for more details on the new partnership.
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