The job of a sports video editor typically calls for a human, but this may not always be the case, especially as cognitive technology systems get smarter.
IBM Research and IBM iX created an application called 'Cognitive Highlights' that automatically identifies specific actions in captured video content. IBM Watson was recently used to create a highlights reel for the 2017 Masters golf tournament, where the supercomputer system was able to identify moments like a player celebrating or taking a swing.
A system like this has the potential to make it easier to automatically sort through moments in a sports game that deserve to be replayed. The program also has the potential to make it easier for networks or fans to find footage of individual players.