Burnley announced they intend to use artificial intelligence to find new talents.
partnered with a talent identification platform named AiSCOUT and started searching for an "open global talent search", they are looking for players over the age of 14 who can join their academy.
Players can use this free app to upload videos that are doing specific individual exercises, first physical and then technical. Points will be awarded through the AiSCOUT features and information can be used by scouts.
The club says "exceptional" players will be identified through the program and will be invited to participate in an official academy trial this year; it would also have a chance to gain a place in the youth system.
, the Burnley's chairman, said in a statement on the club's official website on Tuesday:
"This is a first opportunity for us to introduce new data-led technologies into the football club and promote Burnley to the wider football world by giving aspirational young players across the world an opportunity.
"We look forward to expanding the programme throughout 2021.
“With the pandemic currently leading a suspension of youth football in Lancashire and across the UK, this trial represents an open and inclusive opportunity for football players to complete a set of drills in their own environment that could end with them being scouted by aPremier League
Burnley manager Jon Pepper said:
“We’re delighted to partner with AiSCOUT and this represents an exciting opportunity to expand our academy scouting network beyond Burnley and benefit from cutting edge technology.
“I look forward to welcoming a selection of young players to the Barnfield Training Centre later in the year, assessing the talent on offer and hopefully ending the search by offering a place on our academy to a player with the talent to follow their dreams into the Premier League.”