We're exploring how bots can help the BBC reach new audiences and simplify workflow for our editors and journalists.
Tagged with bots, future of news, innovation, new journalism formats, reach, social media, speech to text, text to speech
RadioReader is an experiment that lets journalists find, extract and publish audio clips from incoming radio inputs.
Stitch is a tool that allows journalists to create rich graphics video templates directly from their web browser.
Tagged with automation, innovation, language tech, machines do the heavy lifting, video, world service
This Big Data project will leverage machines to do the heavy lifting in multilingual media monitoring.
NOV 03 2017
Labber Gar Thomas writes that the potential of voice user interfaces rests in their ability to provide seamless experiences across multiple devices.
OCT 27 2017
Thirteen teams joined BBC News Labs to reimagine what the news could look like on messaging platforms and voice devices. Here’s what they built, what we learned and where we go from here.
Tagged with bots, connected studio, conversational ui, hackathon, innovation, messaging bots, news industry collaboration, newshack
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
SEP 26 2017
What do we discover when we search for truly digital news formats? BBC R&D executive producer Tristan Ferne shares his findings.
Tagged with digital journalists, innovation, interactive storytelling, new journalism formats, r&d, research and development
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.
JUN 08 2017
Prototypes are sometimes not just about the technology, but about building relationships with people outside our team.
JUN 05 2017
BBC News Labs has six open positions for flexible and imaginative developers with an enthusiasm for media.
MAY 22 2017
How do we harness the power of audio to expand our reach on platforms that are, well, visual?
JAN 09 2017
This month: tools to beat fake news, predictions for journalism in 2017 and mapping radio.
Tagged with future of news, hackathon, innovation, new journalism formats, noted, tools, trust, virtual reality
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.
NOV 04 2016
News Labber Andy Haslam shares five thoughts on prototyping new virtual environments.
Create spoken content anywhere, at any time, without access to specialist facilities such as TV and Radio studios or even microphones