The Gifenator allows journalists to capture frames from live broadcast streams to republish as gifs on social media channels.
MAR 01 2018
How can news organisations prepare themselves for a conversational future?
FEB 27 2018
We built a prototype to highlight and identify the most important people in raw video footage. Here's what we learned during the process.
Tagged with artificial intelligence, automation, bbc r&d, big data, experiments, face recognition, future of news, machine learning, research and development
DEC 13 2017
Labber Alex Norton shares four potential benefits of automated transcription technology that we’ve found from our experiments in the newsroom.
Tagged with automation, experiments, language technology, named entity recognition, newsroom tools, speech-to-text
MAR 06 2017
Labber Tom Maslen offers a look at our Messenger and in-article chatbot pilots.
JAN 16 2017
A roundup of our projects and experiments in 2016.
Tagged with University Challenge, experiments, hackathons, journalism tools, project, speech-to-text, text-to-speech, transcription
JAN 13 2017
News Labber Tom Maslen introduces his new command-line tool to quickly test UI components with any page on the web.
DEC 12 2016
Our automated External Links Manager didn't generate the high click-through rates we hoped for. But it did teach us something about running a multivariate campaign on BBC News story pages.
NOV 04 2016
News Labber Andy Haslam shares five thoughts on prototyping new virtual environments.
OCT 13 2016
Meet wingBot, the personal dating assistant for Facebook Messenger.
JAN 13 2016
How can News Labs use its achievements in 2015 to set its priorities for 2016?