AI is appearing in more and more aspects of everyday life, and over the next few years, the technology looks likely to completely transform the world of internet gaming industries.
At its core, AI is a variety of software or hardware that learns—and it could be programmed to learn mostly about us, its users and those insights could drive the developments of new, hyper-personalized gaming and internet betting experiences.
The technology is being applied to learn our habits, our likes, and our relationship patterns. Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to suggest films you might watch, the concept of personalization is extending to the idea of “Lifestyle AI” applications that could help choose your entertainment, gaming choices, wardrobe, your next meal, your job, and romantic partner.
Take this a logical step further, and we enter the domain of mass tailoring of gaming and betting experiences. While it all sounds a bit like science fiction, the capabilities of AI tools and the range of applications are growing exponentially.
Indeed, by 2030, AI is likely to have infiltrated our lives in much the same way as smartphones, the internet, and global travel are now taken for granted. So how might AI change our recreational habits and day-to-day existence in a way that might affect e-gaming?
An article on Fast Future discussed the effect AI can have on eBetting in the coming future.
“A combination of wearables and ‘implantables’ tracking vital signs could be worn by sportspeople. Bets could then be placed on the aggregate performance of a team in a game—average heart rate, total calorie consumption, median oxygen intake, etc,” the article said
“The AI system would crunch the numbers in real time and generate minute by minute predictions of the likely outcomes for the rest of the event. Gamblers would be able to jump in at any time to bet on the likely outcome. The odds would be generated by applying machine learning algorithms to analyse the vast amounts of data generated from previous games. With the analytical capability of AI, an independently developed ‘Beat the Bookie’ app could look at all the variables associated with a sports event,” the article added.
“The app might factor in player performance statistics, player behaviour information, weather, previous fixtures, key match events, and create a ‘best bet’ opportunity for the gambler from across all available betting sites.
The article also predicted: “This would see the use of AI to analyse match outcomes against an historical dataset of matches, outcomes, weather conditions, fitness levels, the past form of the participants, and the betting patterns for those events. This would help monitor a range of different team and individual sporting events to help ensure the validity of the competition and determine anomalous results that could be the subject of match fixing. could help. Not only will this enforce the fairness of the gamble, but it could also help ensure the integrity of sporting competition and endeavour.”