Summary

This article explores how advances in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit different organizations.

Getting Started

Appropriate Subject Area(s)

Market research, marketing, careers, opportunity Identification

Key Questions to Explore:

  • What new jobs will be created as technology evolves?

Materials Needed:

Access to the article for students.

Learning Activity

Introduction to lesson and task:

Students can apply a case study method to this article.

Action (lesson plan and task):

  • Survey the class to see what they understand AI to be. Discuss examples where AI is in use within their everyday lives.
  • Using Think-Pair-Share, ask students to think about two other uses for AI. Discuss as a class.
  • Ask students what analytics are. How might they be used in different settings?  For example, a school, a hospital, a retail store, a professional sports team?
  • Distribute the article for reading.
  • In groups of four, have students respond to the following questions:
    • The article mentions that initially the app was developed for figure skating; how would it be applied to that sport?
    • What other activities could this app be used for?
    • What are the benefits to a professional sports team in using this?
    • How will it be integrated into training?
  • Combine groups and have them discuss their responses.

Consolidation of Learning

  • In groups of four, ask students: what value does Sportlogiq analytics bring to sports broadcasters? Then ask why that is important. Keep asking why — up to nine times – so that each member of the group can go deeper into their understanding of how this tool can transform the industry.
Success

Success Criteria:

  • Students understand the value of AI and its impact on different sectors.

Confirming Activity:

  • The article mentions that NHL teams are hiring analytics specialists.  Have students search to understand what this job is, what they have to do to prepare for such a job.  Have students explore other new careers that result from the integration of AI into different enterprises.