Why do we have to use British refs? Can’t we just pay the good ones to come ref in the PL?
I think there is room for AI in refereeing. It can't be that bad, a robot linked to sensors and cameras allover the pitch.
A good enough technology can detect where exactly the foul started, if there was contact and if balls crossed what lines, every player on the pitch position with programmed offside rules..the same technology used in driverless cars could be used as a foundation. It would be instant decisions, even faster than humans and no referee getting in the way of the ball! an artificial whistle from a speaker with the decision displayed on a big screen.