Young John McEnroe’s tennis legend clashed with himself


Thanks to MI and visual gimmicks, 63-year-old John McEnroe was able to watch wolf eyes on the track with himself.

Retiring in 1992, John McEnroe has concealed his place among the biggest players in the history of tennis with 7 singles and 9 doubles Grand Slam titles, but at the age of 63 he is still in great health and felt he has more to prove.

Michelob was therefore able to play a “match” in the organization of the ULTRA beer brand and the ESPN sports channel with nothing but his own young version, in which the technology was helpful.

Screened on May 7, McEnroe vs. McEnroe’s match is actually a 45-minute film in which the tennis legend, who often loses his composure, played against 5 avatars who symbolized the 5 highlights of his career. The virtual McEnroes were projected on a smoke curtain, and the balls were served by a machine positioned exactly as if they were coming from the bats of avatars.

The playing style of virtual opponents was created using artificial intelligence and machine learning by analyzing tennis player matches.

According to the makers, this was the first man in history vs. MI’s tennis match, the idea of ​​simulated clashes is not new, the pioneer of the genre in the 1970s The Super Fight it was a boxing match in which Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali were let together using computer algorithms and archival recordings.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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