You might imagine this is a particularly inept cameraman, only to find out that – in fact – the camera is operated by artificial intelligence, programmed to track the ball automatically. The reason it keeps making mistakes? It keeps picking up the bald linesman on the touchline instead.
Fans of Scottish football team Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC experienced a new hilarious technological glitch during a match last weekend, but in all honesty, you’d be hard-pressed to say it didn’t improve the viewing experience dramatically.
The club announced a few weeks ago it was moving from using human camera operators to cameras controlled by AI. The club proudly announced at the time the new “Pixellot system uses cameras with in-built, AI, ball-tracking technology” and would be used to capture HD footage of all home matches at Caledonian Stadium, which would be broadcast directly to season-ticket holders’ homes.