We're exploring how bots can help the BBC reach new audiences and simplify workflow for our editors and journalists.
AUG 29 2017
Labber Gar Thomas shares how he led a workshop rethinking our breaking news bot for Messenger — and why in the end, he decided the simplest solution was best.
Tagged with Bbc news labs team, bots, conversational ui, innovation, messenger, minimal viable prototype, ux
JUL 06 2017
Labber Lei He shares her journey from a journalism student to the software engineer behind the BBC’s first news chatbot.
APR 06 2017
What happens when you take two trendy technology topics - Facebook's Messenger platform and serverless architecture patterns - and mash them together?
MAR 06 2017
Labber Tom Maslen offers a look at our Messenger and in-article chatbot pilots.
NOV 16 2016
BBC Mundo has launched the corporation's first Facebook Messenger news bot. Here's why the team chose to focus on user experience over bells and whistles.
NOV 09 2016
Noted this week: Slack makes news, a post-mortem on Messenger election bots and a look at some new technologies for automated image captioning and augmented reality storytelling.
OCT 13 2016
Meet wingBot, the personal dating assistant for Facebook Messenger.
JUL 12 2016
An exploration into news delivery through bot apps