WADA plans to pit doping athletes against AI tests

Mar 30, 2018, 7:36 AM EDT
Cyclist Lance Armstrong befooled dope tests for years.
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Athletes have always had an upper hand in their cat and mouse game with anti-doping agencies, and who better than the tainted American cyclist Lance Armstrong to prove this.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is planning to get artificial intelligence techniques onboard in its screening system to flag the sportsmen, who use banned substances to get unfair advantage, notes Digital Trends.

The anti-doping exercises involve a lot of data collection and analysis, and this is where AI can be valuable with its ability to run through all the information and spot signs indicating shady patterns in an athlete’s performance, writes Gizmodo.