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R&D Tools Workshop: News Labs - MCUK

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Imaginarium, 6th Floor, Dock House, MCUK

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*Open only to BBC Staff*

Innovation Tools for Journalists with BBC News Labs


Spend all of your time transcribing interviews?

Struggling with how to make your audio content more shareable?

Sick of manually re-versioning web videos from one language to another?

Connected Studio and News Labs are holding a two-hour exhibition showcasing prototype tools that are available for use by BBC journalists. Register to learn about our latest technologies, meet the developers and offer feedback for improvements — and ideas for future projects!

We’ll be showcasing:

  1. The Online Content Toolkit (Octo), a media platform for generating sub-clips and subtitles directly from an automatically generated transcript;

  2. Audiograms, a programme that converts audio files into shareable mp4 waveform graphics for social media;

  3. ALTO, a tool that generates translated voice-overs for video content using synthetic voice technology.

We’ll also be sharing our latest work for voice devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.



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