Computer scientists have trained a neural network to transform pre-recorded soccer games into augmented-reality “holograms” that shrink down to a tabletop, according to Geek Wire.
The ‘Soccer On Your Tabletop’ system takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D; almost as good as being there in person. The system takes the video input of the match and tracks each player’s movements. The images are then mapped onto 3D models from soccer video game footage and placed onto a 3D representation.
When it learned to conceptualize 3D motions of the players, it learned to convert YouTube videos into 3D images via Microsoft’s HoloLens headset.
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