BBC News Labs

BBC News Labs is the Innovation Programme charged with Driving Innovation for BBC News. BBC News Labs is partners with Connected Studio.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this team since we started it in 2012. It’s R&D prototyping, connected with the BBC NEWS production operation.

#newsHACK London 2015 - The News Industry Accelerator

#newsHACK London 2015 – The News Industry Accelerator

We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.

#newsHACK IV in Nairobi - BBC Connected Studio: World Service Africa - Nairobi

Nairobi #newsHACK: BBC Connected Studio World Service Africa

This event, in Nairobi Garage, was a hack event held by BBC News Labs and Connected Studio to prototype & launch new pilot News services that will reach young African females.

James Montgomery opens #newsHACK III on Langauge Technology

#newsHACK III – Language Technologies Hack – Tower Bridge

#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.

News Labs Christmas Asynchronous Workshop 2014 - Queens Head, London

BBC News Labs – Christmas Season Asynchronous Workshop 2014

This year, we held our News Labs’ Christmas/Festive Asynchronous Workshop at The Queens Head on Acton Street in London. We also had a Jazz Band playing.

The News Labs Neurotech Demo Team Basile Simon, Lauren Moorhouse, Jeremy Tarling, SImiao Yu, Tim Cowlishaw, Matt Shearer

Neurotech Rig Demo at Imperial College for DE2014.org

Today we demonstrated the “OPTIMAL MEMORY RIG” at the “Digital Economy 2014” conference at Imperial College London. This “Rig” uses BBC Archive clips to trigger an emotional reaction in users, and to measure their “fixation” on topics.

George Richmond, James Murphy and Laden Oksuzer from SKY NEWS Labs

SKY NEWS Labs Visits BBC NEWS Labs – Part II

Today James Murphy from SKY NEWS Labs visited us in the Central Lab again, and this time he brought along George and Laden along. The previous time James visited was almost exactly 1 year ago – 20th November 2013 – straight after we met at #newsHACK 2013. We shared our projects updates, talked about shared issues, … Continue reading SKY NEWS Labs Visits BBC NEWS Labs – Part II