Infosys elevates Roland-Garros experience with AI innovations in 2024


Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, alongside the French Tennis Federation (FFT), has unveiled an array of AI-first innovations for the 2024 Roland-Garros tournament. This marks a significant evolution in the sixth year of their collaborative efforts, enhancing the digital experience for fans, players, coaches, and the media.

Pioneering AI Features at Roland-Garros

The introduction of Infosys Topaz, a cutting-edge AI-first suite comprising services, solutions, and platforms, is set to revolutionize the Roland-Garros digital landscape. Building on existing features like AI Assisted Journalism, AI Videos, and Match Centre, the 2024 tournament will see the launch of several new experiences:

RG Gen AI Poster Challenge

This challenge allows fans to create and submit their artistic renditions of the iconic Roland-Garros posters using generative AI. Hosted on Roland-Garros digital platforms, this initiative celebrates the tournament’s rich history through modern technology, with fan votes determining the winners who will receive tickets to the 2025 edition.

The AI-first innovations by Infosys at Roland-Garros 2024, set to enhance fan, player, and media experiences with new digital features.

The AI-first innovations by Infosys at Roland-Garros 2024, set to enhance fan, player, and media experiences with new digital features.

AI Bracket Challenge

Adding a gamified layer to the tournament, the AI Bracket Challenge invites fans to predict match outcomes. Enhanced by an AI-powered auto-predict feature, this interactive gameplay element not only increases fan engagement but also offers winners access to 2025 match tickets.

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New Symbol Room in Infosys 3D Art Museum

The addition of the Symbol Room in the Infosys 3D Art Museum provides a digital showcase of Roland-Garros’ iconic symbols and moments. Accessible via the RG website, this virtual space features high-resolution 3D scans and interactive exhibits, enriching the visitor experience with storied narratives of the tournament’s past.

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Enhanced Split Screen Analysis in Players Portal

The Players Portal now includes an advanced Split Screen Analysis tool, offering comprehensive video comparisons and real-time performance analytics. This feature aids players and coaches in strategizing and training by providing detailed, AI-generated insights into gameplay nuances.

Sumit Virmani, EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Infosys, emphasized the impact of these innovations: “The AI-first initiatives deployed at this year’s Roland-Garros exemplify our commitment to not just enhancing the game using cutting-edge technologies, but transforming how fans, players, and the media experience it. By leveraging our industry-leading AI-suite, Infosys Topaz, we are proud to preserve the tournament’s heritage while pushing the boundaries of AI and digital technology in sports.”

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Broader Impacts and Educational Initiatives

Beyond the court, Infosys and FFT are continuing their successful STEM program, engaging 30 students from Gerson School in Paris. This initiative provides practical learning experiences, bridging the gap between technology and education, as students participate in workshops and visit Roland-Garros to gain insights into the application of technology in tennis.

Stephane Morel, CEO of FFT, lauded the partnership: “Our partnership with Infosys has been instrumental in integrating AI technology at Roland-Garros, setting a new standard for how major sporting events can engage with digital innovation to enhance global fan engagement and player performance.”

The 2024 Roland-Garros tournament is scheduled to run from May 20 to June 9, promising an enhanced and immersive experience for all attendees.

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