The Internet Research and Future Services section is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, technologists, designers, and data scientists who carry out original research to solve problems for the BBC. Our work focuses on the intersection of audience needs and public service values, with digital media and machine learning. We develop research insights, prototypes and systems using experimental approaches and emerging technologies.
The work of the section is divided into three areas:
Internet & Society team: Designing for public value
Making the BBC aware of and responsive to the social dynamics of technology through applied social/audience research.
Data team: Reusable tools for content analysis
Equipping the BBC to make, find and share better content using machine learning.
Interaction & Prototyping team: Emerging interactive formats
Equipping the BBC with knowledge and examples of new forms of interactive experiences with public service values.