LONDON. June 13, 2019 / PRNewswire / – All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today continued the promise of their partnership to exploit disruptive innovation to raise and differentiate the iconic traditional tennis tournament.

With a number of innovations for the Championships 2019 across AI and Cloud, maximizing the capabilities of IBM's strategic strategic opportunities, the 30-year-old partners maintained the importance of challenging the status quo through technology.

For 30 years, IBM has been working in partnership with AELTC year-round and during the championship to deliver everything from IT operations to fan-to-digital features, including the latest apps and the award-winning Wimbledon website. IBM helps Wimbledon use AI to make processes more efficient, to make the experience more insightful and ensure that the championships run safely and safely in their critical three-week period.

New for 2019: Enhanced AI-powered automatic video highlights for Wimbledon fans. Not all the highlights of a tennis match are the same, for example, an extremely passionate crowd favorite could generate more excitement than a more reserved but equally skilled opponent. As a learning system, Watson has been taught to better recognize acoustics and understand accidental disturbances that increase the quality of production. With sound analysis from Watson Acoustics, the system can now recognize when the ball is hit, giving a tighter cropping of peak clips that save vital time and maximize every second with rights. With the Watson Open Scale, the system can now recognize levels of noise and voltage levels of players, so it can remove bias when searching for highlights from players with a particular vocal feel or those who are particularly animated on the pitch.

New for 2019, IBM and Wimbledon has developed a progressive web app to provide a service to Wimbledon audience in areas with lower bandwidth and less developed mobile hardware. To acknowledge that over 900 million fans in India For example, express interest in Wimbledon, the new progressive web app is designed to provide an easy experience to ensure that fans in these areas can make sure they do not miss the latest results and results.

IBM works with AELTC to deliver everything from design capabilities (via IBM iX) to building and integrating the latest systems and applications. IBM ensures continuous availability and scalability Wimbledon s digital features to secure Wimbledon to the core. For example, during the 2018 IBM championship discovered and blocked over 200 million suspicious security incidents. IBM has over 200 of its people dedicated to their skills and expertise to help Wimbledon in the pursuit of greatness; provides award-winning solutions built on years of global sports, media and industry expertise.

"For 30 years we have worked with Wimbledon Introducing new technologies that enhance fans' experience. For more than a century, IBM has been responsibly ushered in world revolutionary technologies and builds trust building business solutions within our DNA, and we are dedicated to delivering responsible AI systems. It seems appropriate to mark 30th years of our partnership, one of the new innovations for the championship, Wimbledon 2019 will remove the bias in the creation of video highlights package. "Sam Seddon IBM Wimbledon Client Executive.

"For 30 years, IBM's technological innovations have been at the heart of our efforts to continue our journey into a great digital experience, ensuring that we connect our fans globally to where they can see and from any device that may be. Partnership with IBM is crucial for us in helping us interfere with traditional perceptions Wimbledon through innovative world-class technologies, especially by allowing us to place content with fans where they want to consume it and recognize the ever-growing focus on video and new content formats. " Alexandra Willis, Communications Manager, Content and Digital, AELTC.

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