BBC announces Data Science Research Partnership

The BBC has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK universities.

The Data Science Research Partnership aims to create a body of research, insights and prototypes that can start making a real impact on the BBC and its audiences.  The partnership will focus on four key areas of research

  • Understanding audiences - use data to better understand what audiences want from the BBC
  • Understanding content - explore what machine learning can teach the BBC about its programmes and services
  • Curation and personalisation - create a more personal BBC, designing tools and algorithms to help programme makers with editorial and commissioning decisions
  • Content of the future - design future audience experiences

The partnership brings together BBC experts and data scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Surrey, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, Ulster University and University College London.

Source: BBC.