What is the Google Lion? innovation? – It’s a new initiative to showcase and support innovative work by small businesses. In partnership with corporate accelerator Slingshot, the company has created a 12-week program to pair Lion brands with small businesses. Its mission is to unlock value at each stage of the food and beverage value chain, and bring innovative ideas to the industry. This article explains what this program is all about.
Winners include AlphaGo, the first program to beat a human Go player. The competition in Go is harder for computers to win, but AlphaGo used an algorithm to study human players’ moves and eventually beat them. Another UK agency took home an Innovation Lion for its work on artificial intelligence music composition. Another award went to Jukedeck for a computer-generated music composition system. The UK Innovation Lion winners also made a difference by highlighting some of their work.