Sep 20, 2017

Kevin Durant doesn't want AI to replace human refs


Kevin Durant, speaking Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Photo: Michael O'Donnell /

Speaking onstage Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt, Golden State Warriors basketball star Kevin Durant was quick to side against computers when asked if he would like to see human referees be replaced with artificial intelligence.

"They will call every touch a foul," Durant said. "And I get away with a lot."

Durant, who is also a tech investor, weighed in on a variety of topics during a "lightning round" of questioning by moderator Jordan Crook.

iPhone or Android: "iPhone. Easy one."

Call or text?: "Facetime audio."

Ferrari or Model S (He has both): Model S

Which camera — Nikon, Sony or Canon: Nikon

Hotel or Airbnb: Hotel

Xbox or PS4: Xbox

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