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How does MLB check the accuracy of pitch tracking at ballparks?

I’ve often wondered how this system works. Fascinating stuff. Once the initial calibration is complete, a pneumatic cannon is used to launch pitches over the plate at 95 mph through the calibrated volume as in Figure 7. These pitches are filmed by each camera until around 100 pitches have been captured. You had me at “pneumatic cannon” 🤩

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‘Ways of Hearing’ podcast examines the effects of algorithms on digital music discovery

Ways of Hearing, a six-part series from Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi), explores “the nature of listening in our digital world”. While I recommend the entire series, episode five is especially interesting. Jump to 8:30 to hear Damon and Paul Lamere (Spotify) talk about music recommendation methods and the pitfalls of each. The thesis of this segment is that current algorithms are designed to help us find things that are similar to things they know we like, but what they don’t do is help us find things that are unlike (and perhaps better than) anything we’ve experienced before.

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