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Beyond Moneyball

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Beyond Moneyball: AI in Sports

Join us for this special 2-part POV series as we deep dive into how innovative applications of AI are creating more agile working environments for sports industry professionals and consumers alike.

Part 1: For Professionals

The 2023 baseball season is in full swing worldwide, and while we know it’s an incredibly important time for pro-athletes and sports fans alike, it’s clear that data analytics and artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly pivotal role in shaping the future of the game.

In 2002, the Western Division Champion, Oakland Athletics baseball team made history by using statistical analysis to choose their players rather than the expertise of coaches and scouts, as immortalized in the famous book and Oscar nominated film, Moneyball. Today AI for sports is the next step in the evolution of data analytics in professional sports. By leveraging cutting-edge AI technology, can now spot game-changing insights at lightning-fast speeds, improving scorekeeping, scouting, and training like never before.

Join us for part 1 of this 2-part series, where we take a look at the incredible uses of AI across a spectrum of professional sports. Discover how AI is unlocking new possibilities for agility in the pro sports industry and get a sneak peek at what the future holds for this exciting new field.

Part 2: For Consumers

A.I. in sports is no longer exclusive to professional athletes. Today, amateurs and sports enthusiasts can access a lot of the same technology used by the pros is accessible to anyone with a phone. Apart from use on the field or the court, there is a vast market of sports simulators and video games collaboratively bringing a fully realized virtual world to AI in athletics.
Join us, for part 2 of this 2-part series as we explore the different types of sports AI available to amateurs and enthusiasts, spanning physical and virtual sports. The availability of these AI is expanding the market beyond what humans could achieve alone, making AI-enhanced play accessible to a wider audience. Discover how these new developments are creating more agility within the sports industry and increased accessibility for their consumers.

Timothy Cobb Jean Schneider

X-Traordinary Performance

Timothy Cobb
Principal Bass, New York Philharmonic
Jean Schneider
Pianist, Philadelphia Orchestra
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About Timothy Cobb

Bassist Timothy Cobb serves as principal bass for the New York Philharmonic, prior to which he was principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mr. Cobb also served as principal bass for the Mostly Mozart festival orchestra for over twenty seasons, as well as principal bass for Valery Gergiev’s “World Orchestra for Peace” which has earned him the designation “Unesco Artist for Peace.”

Mr. Cobb makes regular appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Sarasota Festival and many other chamber festivals throughout the year. He is a past participant in the Marlboro festival and has toured with “Musicians from Marlboro.”
Mr. Cobb serves as Bass department chair for the Juilliard School and is a faculty member at the Manhattan School and Purchase College; he also holds the title of “Distinguished Visiting Artist” at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Mr. Cobb can be heard on all recordings of the New York Philharmonic after 2014, all Metropolitan Opera recordings between 1986-2012, and on the Naxos label, a series of four Bottesini duo works with bassist Thomas Martin, of London.

Jeanie Schneider

About Jean Schneider

Jean Schneider began her piano studies in Philadelphia at age seven, and by fifteen had performed three times as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to other orchestral appearances, she has been heard in concert throughout the US and Europe both in solo recitals and as an active chamber musician. In the summers, she is associate faculty at the Sarasota Music Festival and guest faculty at Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Raphael Chamber Music Workshop among others. During the year, she teaches piano at two private schools in NYC. Ms. Schneider earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC, a doctorate from Stony Brook, and was a Fulbright scholar to the Mozarteum in Salzburg.