FT Labs


FT Labs is a small team at the Financial Times, striving to reach and engage readers with the world’s finest journalism, by looking for gaps, opportunities, concerns, and the unknown. (...more)

Our work (and posts, on a semi-irregular basis) cover myriad topics, ranging from specific problems (Ad Blocking, OCR, ...), via upcoming concerns and opportunities (text-to-speech, conversation APIs, ...), to simply exploring new technologies (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, ...).

Recent Posts

Traversing the data mines

Investigating FT user data

Antagonising Lucy Kellaway with Experimental Amy

With that, it looked like our foray into artificial voices, might be over. Weeks of work. First day live.

BBC newsHack: Multilingual newsrooms

A further exploration of machine translations at BBC newsHack


Creating art out of headline images

Speaking in Financial Tongues: Translations on FT.com

Exploring news in different languages.

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