In October I began working with the team at BBC Voice & AI, helping them with their forthcoming beeb voice assistant. It’s been fascinating contributing to this process of shaping the assistant’s persona, as the team develop their remarkably ambitious project.
The voice assistant was announced at the end of August, and is being developed by the team responsible for existing BBC voice experiences including CBeebies bedtime stories and interactive games.
From a technical perspective, the voice assistant will be based on a new technology called Songbird. This uses synthetic speech generation to “transform the BBC’s existing text-based journalism into audio” and “listen to questions, and find an answer from the BBC’s immense vault of pre-existing journalism”.
In addition, Beeb is being developed with the BBC’s radio archives in mind, and that it will be able to present people with relevant audio clips.
In November, for the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Golden Record project, I produced the music section for WeTransfer’s A Message From Earth.
The brief was wonderfully broad; programming, producing and delivering a music section which attempts to reflect the diversity of music on planet earth, and explore the experience of musicians today.read more
Since finishing at Mistral Productions, I've linked up with Daniel Brandt and the Berlin team at Strrr TV, working as their UK editor. It's been a lot of fun so far, allowing me to use my audio and video production background, whilst getting to research, contact and...read more
I'm late to the party as it came out in 2016, but here's a short documentary about Bronx artist, Princess Nokia, made by Orian Barki. Good to see Wiki making an appearance!read more
Whilst doing some research for future potential Strrr TV guests, I'd ended up on the Studio Olafur Eliasson website. Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water,...read more
A few weeks back I came across the work of Taz Tron Delix, a London-based director. His work with JD. Reid, Novelist and Oscar #Worldpeace is great. He's got a piece for Adidas out right now as well. Having researched his stuff, I then bumped into him in the pub the...read more