The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) employed military-approved artificial intelligence voice analysis and cyber technology systems to analyse judges and referees at the recently-concluded men’s World Championships in Belgrade. Two individuals were removed from the officiating pool after being questioned by an automated phone questionnaire, which has been dubbed a tool to put AIBA’s “house in order”.
What was the technology used?
An automated phone questionnaire – using an artificial intelligence voice analysis system – graded officials as low, medium or high risk. No official refused to undergo the process, which measures the cognitive functions through the caller’s responses to questions such as “Have you ever cheated in a boxing event?”