Google is working on a project called the Google Football Environment to train its artificial intelligence technology by training it on the game. It has published research on how to create smart agents that interact with the environment to solve complex tasks. These agents can provide insight into real world AI applications. For example, they can determine the best route to take to score a goal. This project is one of several examples of artificial intelligence making our everyday lives easier.
In order to achieve this vision, Google has partnered with SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park to create a destination for fans to enjoy the game. As part of the partnership, YouTube will become the official video streaming sponsor of the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers. They will also create a mobile app, powered by Google Cloud and Deloitte, that will help fans find events near the stadium, get digital credentials to enter the stadium, and find personalised offers based on their preferences.
The two companies will also be collaborating on projects that help enhance digital journalism. In the case of the Football Data Suite, Google will provide the funding through the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund. The Digital News Initiative is a partnership between US companies and European news organisations that aims to foster innovation in digital information. The fund will invest 24 million euros in 124 projects in 25 countries across Europe. They hope the new initiatives will help make football more interesting for everyone.