Watch: We got coached by AI and this is what happened
Can AI-powered coaching tool Humango help Alex and Chloe prepare for Big Sugar, a 100-mile gravel race in America?
The GCN team
In a very real sense, AI is taking over the world. It can read, it can write, it can speak. But can it coach? To find out, GCN's Alex Paton and his wife Chloe have been using the AI-powered coaching program Humango to prepare for an upcoming gravel challenge: the Big Sugar Classic 100-mile gravel race in Arkansas, USA.
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For seven weeks, Chloe and Alex have been training at the behest of the AI model. For Chloe, who has never followed a structured training plan before, and who only recently dipped her toes into the wild world of gravel, this was a complete departure from the kind of cycling she's used to.
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Alex, on the other hand, is an ex-professional who's followed plenty of training plans in his time. We were intrigued to see whether Humango's AI coaching could help Alex unlock performance improvements that his regular training couldn't access.