Empowering Sports Scientists: Unlocking the Potential of Chat GPT

Jan 18, 2024

The world of sports science is ever-evolving, and at the forefront is Chat GPT – an artificial intelligence (AI) that's changing the game. In this blog, we explore the ins and outs of Chat GPT, its practical applications, and how it can elevate the work of sports scientists.

What is Chat GPT?
AI Model: Chat GPT is a sophisticated AI model.
Natural Language Processing: It processes natural language, understanding the nuances of human communication.
Human-Like Text Generation: The AI generates text that mimics human language.

Quality Inputs for Quality Outputs:
Much like coaching strategies, Chat GPT thrives on specificity. The better your question, the more targeted and effective its responses become. We've emphasised the importance of treating Chat GPT as a strategic teammate, refining your game plan for optimal outcomes.

How sports scientists can leverage Chat GPT:

  • Data Cleaning: Streamline data for analysis with Chat GPT's assistance.
  • Copying Data: Simplify the transfer of data from various sources into your systems.
  • Email & Text Cleanup: Refine communication for clear, error-free reports.
  • Brainstorming Ideas: Overcome challenges by sparking new solutions through Chat GPT.
  • Coding Assistance: Make Chat GPT your coding partner for writing and debugging scripts.
  • Article Summaries: Save hours by having Chat GPT summarise lengthy research papers.
  • CPD Activities: Receive tailored suggestions for professional development activities.

Optimising Your Interaction:
Unlocking the full potential of Chat GPT requires finesse. We've shared tips for getting better responses, emphasising the need to be specific, write at length, and specify output formats for more accurate results.

A Mindset Shift for Effective Usage:
Embarking on this AI journey necessitates a mindset shift. Unlike traditional search methods, Chat GPT thrives on longer questions and more context. Starting this journey requires embracing change and redefining your approach to information retrieval.

Mastering the Art of Prompts:
Understanding prompts is crucial for efficient communication with Chat GPT. We've outlined why prompts matter, emphasising their role in directing focus, influencing response quality, and enhancing overall efficiency.

Why Are Prompts Important?
Direction: They direct the AI's focus, its experience, role, as well as the format and tone of writing, etc.
Quality: The clarity and specificity of your prompt significantly influence the relevance and accuracy of the response.
Efficiency: Well-crafted prompts can reduce the need for follow-up questions, saving time and getting you the information or output you need faster.

Common Prompts:
Here are some of my most common prompts to get better answers from Chat GPT:

  • “Ask as a data analyst / sport scientist working in…”
  • “Do the following task…”
  • “Explain this to me in simple terms…”
  • “Think step-by-step about the following…”
  • “The output should be in this format…”
  • “Teach me about this as if I was 11 years old…”

How to Use Chat GPT:
Empower yourself with specific strategies for effective communication, data transformation, and practical applications in sports science based on the insights shared in this guide.


Sport Horizon remains committed to keeping practitioners updated on the latest changes in this dynamic space.

For free video tutorials on using Chat GPT, check out our mini tutorials over to our free content library..

Special thanks to Per Kristian Bjørkeng for inspiring and contributing knowledge. Check out his book on Chat GPT for further insights. Your journey into the future of sports science begins now!

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