One of Canada’s most prominent AI companies launches new research lab in high-tech haven
SPORTLOGiQ, the AI-powered sports analytics company comprised of the world’s leading researchers, has officially opened the doors to its Kitchener-Waterloo AI Lab. The company is headquartered in Montreal and has added an office in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, which was named as Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector in 2017.
SPORTLOGiQ will have access to top universities, such as the University of Waterloo, where the company already has research collaborations with David Clausi of VIP lab. As well as planning a collaborative research project with Pascal Poupart on theoretical and practical aspects of Reinforcement Learning.
SPORTLOGiQ is proud to be at the center of Ontario’s thriving AI and academic ecosystem in an official capacity. With such organizations close by, it makes it simpler to work closely with their research team in the Waterloo region and for top AI talent to be recruited to the company.
Last year, SPORTLOGiQ announced that it raised a $5 million Series A to fund its expansion into Europe and European football. Thus, their Kitchener-Waterloo AI lab will be devoted to soccer / European football research. The new location will be home to a stellar team focused on computer vision and machine learning research. The company plans to grow the Waterloo team to 12 over the year.
“SPORTLOGiQ began collaborative research with the University of Waterloo over a year ago, we are very appreciative of the local support and the amazing talent in the area. We look forward to collaborating with the vibrant local AI community to further advance AI for human behavior modelling and sports analytics,” said Mehrsan Javan, co-founder and CTO of SPORTLOGiQ. “We are fortunate to be working with some of the top researchers in the world to ensure that our AI technology remains ahead of the curve.”
SPORTLOGiQ has transformed the way teams and fans understand the game. The company’s proprietary machine intelligence tracks and analyzes in-game player movement using standard broadcast feeds. Its advanced analytics engine transforms the data into actionable insights for professional sports teams and automated stories for broadcast media. SPORTLOGiQ is now working with teams across Major League Soccer (MLS), Premier League, and European Clubs.