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

Post-it® Poster

A bit of fun with a digital version of our trade show poster

Yet Another Crossword Data Format

Defining a new human-readable data format for simple crosswords

Interactive crossword

Bringing an interactive crossword to FT.com

Tech Radar

A highly configurable system for auto-generating ‘radar’-style displays of project and team datasets such as backlogs.

FT Conversation: the FT at BBC newsHack

The FT explored conversational interfaces at BBC newsHack

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