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ESPN announces IBM Watson technology for fantasy football

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Today, IBM and ESPN announced a Watson based trading assistant partnership.As a new feature of the Android and IOS version of ESPN fantasy football, it aims to help users know and conduct fair transactions.Fantasy football allows players to manage a virtual rugby team.


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Trade assistant with IBM Watson (from:IBM)

The new trading assistant can make full use of IBM Watson's analytical ability to assess the value of each player on the roster, the cost of losing a player, and the rights and interests involved in the transaction.

In this way, trade assistant can help make decisions that are more conducive to the player. In the long run, it can also help clubs grow and become more competitive.

The core of this function is around IBM Watson's natural language processing (NLP) technology. Trade assistant will help eliminate potential biases and discover new insights from unstructured data from a variety of sources.

Behind the scenes, IBM Watson will comb through rich data sources such as blogs, news reports, and podcasts to extract and view insights about player statistics and opinions.

Marco forte, senior vice president of advertising sales at Disney, said the company has been working with IBM for many years.

It is pleased to integrate relevant brands and Watson technology in a unique way, and hopes that this new cooperation will also enhance the interactive experience of users in fantasy football.

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