How technology won the America’s Cup

The Little Blue Book Of Sailing Wisdom quotes 3-time America’s Cup winner Dennis Conner as saying, “Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.” In this report by McKinsey & Company, they describe just how Emirates Team New Zealand defended the America’s Cup by utilizing a new crewmember: an AI bot created by McKinsey:

Winning the America’s Cup has always been as much about technology and innovation as it is about sailing. Boat designs are governed by the competition’s “Class Rule” which leaves small opportunities for design tweaks that might give one team an advantage over another. Those opportunities, if brilliantly seized, can translate into a shining race-day performance…

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