America’s Cup: How Britain’s boat benefits from appliance of science

By Chris Borg(CNN) — It seems like a tricky challenge — how do you make a state-of-the-art America’s Cup yacht sail even faster and work even better?Ben Ainslie has already enlisted British royalty to help with his £80 million ($105 million) bid to give the UK its first victory in the 165-year-old race, but his Land Rover BAR team also has another secret weapon: Artificial intelligence (AI). AI — computer wizardry performing tasks that would normally need human intelligence, such as translating from one language to another — enables vast amounts of data on all aspects of the high-speed catamaran’s performance to be analyzed instantly. It means the team’s specialists can detect patterns that humans can’t, and react by making tweaks to the way in which parts of the boat…


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