SCRIPT is a 3-year research and innovation project looking to develop synthetic voices for low-resourced languages.
Tagged with automation, language tech, machine translation, machines do the heavy lifting, partnerships, research, speech synthesis, text to speech, universities, video, world service
Stitch is a tool that allows journalists to create rich graphics video templates directly from their web browser.
MAR 22 2019
BBC News Labs' Roo Hutton explains how the BBC experimenting with semi-automated journalism to bring you even more relevant local stories.
Tagged with English Regions, automation, data journalism, experiments, future of news, local journalism, natural language generation, new journalism formats
OCT 22 2018
Five ideas from our latest #newsHACK with the Summa consortium.
Tagged with Connected Studio, Summa, automatic transcription, automation, collaboration, language technology, machine translation, newsHACK, partnerships
SEP 10 2018
The challenges of using artificial intelligence to answer questions about the news.
Tagged with artificial intelligence, automation, experiment, explanatory journalism, machine learning
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
FEB 27 2018
AI Research Engineer Fionntán O'Donnell explains how BBC Research and Development's facial recognition tool works.
Tagged with artificial intelligence, automation, bbc r&d, big data, 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
DEC 11 2017
BBC News Labs’ AI research engineer, Fionntán O’Donnell, shares some of his personal views on ethical AI and its implications for news.
OCT 09 2017
Labber Dave Bevan shares insights from the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam this September.
Tagged with automation, broadcast news, conference, future of news, innovation, international, journalism tools, r&d, research and development
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 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.