We're partnering with Connected Studio to explore how journalists can use open data to tell visually compelling stories about India.
Tagged with India, connected studio, data, data visualisation, journalism tools, machines do the heavy lifting, partnerships, world service, world service and international
A programme of international innovation activities, aimed at harnessing localised industry talent to explore new opportunites.
Tagged with Africa, Cape Town, Emerging markets, India, Kenya, Nairobi, South Africa, World Service and International, newshack
ALTO is a virtual voice-over tool for reversioning video content into multiple languages using text-to-speech voice synthesis
#newsHACK is all about intense multi-discipline collaboration on Journalism innovation, to support & accelerate the News Industry.
Tagged with News industry collaboration, Newshack, Newsroom Tools, Structured Journalism, Universities, World Service and International, juicer
ELMer is a prototype for automating external linking from BBC News stories.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Co-occurrence, Machines do the heavy lifting, Minimum Viable Prototype, Named Entity Recognition, News industry collaboration, News labs open projects, Semantic Technology, Structured Journalism, World Service and International, juicer
The Juicer takes news content, automatically tags it, then provides a fully featured API to access this content and data.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Co-occurrence, Machines do the heavy lifting, Named Entity Recognition, Semantic Technology, Structured Journalism, World Service and International, juicer
BBC News Labs started a stream of Language Technology projects in 2014, in order to scale our storytelling globally
Tagged with API, ASR, Auto Translation, MT, Machine Translation, STT, Speaker Diarisation, Speaker Recognition, Speech Synthesis, Speech to Text, TTS, Text to Speech, World Service and International
Transcriptor takes news audio content, transcribes it, then provides a means to view and edit the transcript alongside the original content.
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.
FEB 10 2016
Tagged with Journalism tools, News industry collaboration, Newshack, World Service and International
SEP 17 2015
BBC News Labs at the Data Science for Media Summit
SEP 07 2015
BBC News Labs looks at how our experiments and projects fit into Tony Hall's Charter proposals for the future of the BBC
APR 29 2015
APR 23 2015
This 'Development Studio' event took place in Capetown, South Africa, in April 2015.
Tagged with Journalism tools, Mobile video, News industry collaboration, Newshack, Storyline, World service and international
APR 23 2015
News Labs are in Cape Town about to kick off a Development Studio in collaboration with the World Service and Connected Studio. The BBC will work with local startups and members of the tech scene to find better ways of distributing more relevant audio content to South African audiences. Engaging with the audiences we’re trying to better serve just makes sense and we’re looking forward to learning from all the attendees.
FEB 09 2015
The recent newsHACK in Nairobi was a BBC World Service event run by Connected Studio, assisted by News Labs to explore ways of reaching new young, mobile phone users in urban and rural areas in Kenya with content that is relevant to them.
FEB 04 2015
This creative hack event took place on 3rd and 4th February 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the 4th event in the #newsHACK programme.
Tagged with Journalism tools, Mobile video, News industry collaboration, Newshack, Storyline, World Service and International
JAN 13 2015
Tagged with Machines do the heavy lifting, STT, Speech Synthesis, Speech to Text, TTS, Text to Speech, World Service and International
NOV 18 2014
As part of our push towards Structured Journalism, we are working on "Explainers", an additional level of structure beyond the current tagging model.
Bring together a cadre of journalists, designers, digital strategists, coders, and humanitarians from around the world to deepen our understanding of the crisis and develop innovative ways to tell the story of the refugees.
A web-widget that embeds into existing websites and webpages and offers users the latest Global news in just 60 seconds.
A prototype workflow for reversioning content into multiple languages, and controlling an "on demand" multilingual news service.
Create spoken content anywhere, at any time, without access to specialist facilities such as TV and Radio studios or even microphones
Tagged with Journalism tools, Machines do the heavy lifting, Newsroom tools, Open innovation, Structured Journalism, TTS, Text to speech, Tools, Universities, World Service and International
This Pilot concept pulls together BBC content based on a users social media profiles or their choice of topics.
The BBC has AN ENORMOUS amount of amazing content that can explain and contextualise the News. How do we connect and harness this?