- Last week, Amazon Web Services held its annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, a learning event designed to reach stakeholders in global cloud computing.
- As part of the event, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league would be partnering with AWS on machine learning applications.
- Specifically, the partnership intends to help reduce traumatic head injuries by leveraging the expertise of AWS.
- According to Tech Crunch, meticulous data files and decades of video mean the NFL has a head start, and AWS can use the information to create meaningful simulations.
- These could help influence helmet design and identify necessary rule changes that would reduce concussion risks.
- A recent study of former football players uncovered that 87% of them suffered from degenerative brain disease.
- The NFL-AWS initiative is part of a larger approach to safety the NFL is calling “The Engineering Roadmap,” which is intended to move the helmet industry forward.