BBC News Labs

I founded BBC News Labs in 2012, and had the pleasure of leading this fantastic team between 2012 and 2016.

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

BBC News Labs is engaged in industry collaboration, R&D prototyping, hack events (#newsHACK) & innovation platforms

#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.

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.

#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”.

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.

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.

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