Ted Talk Thursday | The Math behind Basketball’s Wildest Moves.

Basketball Math Ted Talk

I like maths, I like numbers, I sort of like computer simulations. So this Ted Talk on the Math behind Basketball is pretty cool. Maths and computers when combined have a tremendous amount of power to design aeroplanes, safety systems and help analyse the NBA. It’s fascinating. Machine/computer learning is evolving as we know it, from Siri in iOS to Google Now on Android, our ability to tell computers how to understand things is growing and at a rapid pace. Data when computed in a quantifiable manner can hold vast arrays of information, in this case the percentage of a certain shot happening within an NBA game.