Second Spectrum Shoots for Artificial Intelligence in NBA Finals

ENLARGE Second Spectrum uses artificial intelligence for NBA teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to analyze the quality of shots. Photo: Second Spectrum By Tomio Geron Tomio Geron The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @tomiogeron geron.tomio tomio.geron@wsj.com June 9, 2016 7:30 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals, each propelled by some of basketball’s top athletes. But what’s less talked about as a factor in each team’s success is their use of a startup’s new form of data analytics that can help teams make game-changing tactical moves. Los Angeles-based Second Spectrum Inc. uses artificial intelligence and computer vision techniques to extract a trove of data from video footage of NBA games. With their software, teams…


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