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Report: Liverpool exploring AI tech to get fans back to Anfield

Getty ImagesAI platform 98% accurate on temperature checks in recent testPlatform alerts venue officials to fans not social distancing or wearing masksEnglish soccer champions Liverpool are exploring the use of German technology firm G2K’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform to assist with bringing supporters back to their Anfield home next season, according to the Athletic. G2K’s Situational Awareness Builder (SAB) performs automated temperature and mask checks, as well as offering digital crowd management to assist with social distancing. The solution was tested by German soccer club Borussia Dortmund at their Signal Iduna Park home when they played Hoffenheim on 27th June. The Athletic reports that SAB is expected to become part of the Bundesliga’s plans for bringing fans back into stadia for the 2020/21 season, with La Liga also testing the system at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium following a recommendation from league partner Microsoft. Study: European soccer’s elite facing €4bn revenue shortfallAccording to the report, after Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp took a personal interest, the club are holding talks with G2K this week but implementation would need Premier League and British government approval. Pre-match tests with media and staff at Signal Iduna Park (pictured above) reportedly revealed 98.

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