Hiroshi Ikezawa

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AI system aims to forecast race outcomes

More Sports / Horse Racing Nov 27, 2020

AI system aims to forecast race outcomes

On a winter day four years ago, Takeshi Watanabe, then a graduate student at the University of Tokyo, went to watch the year-end Arima Kinen horse race at Nakayama racecourse in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture. For him the day was more about watching horses and ...

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

More Sports / Football Dec 28, 2019

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

Since becoming the Canadian Football League's 14th commissioner in 2017, Randy Ambrosie has set a new goal for the nation's domestic pro league: globalization of the CFL and football. Having seen the success of the Premier League, MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL to expand their ...