BBC Research and Development, along with colleagues from around the BBC, launched a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities aiming to unlock the potential of data in the media. The Data Science Research Partnership has the objective to be at the forefront of machine learning in the media industry, helping create a more personal BBC that can inform, educate and entertain in new ways.

The partnership aims to collaborate with media and technology organisations from across the UK, Europe and internationally on a range of projects. More detailed information about the project can be found here.

The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels.

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain.

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018.

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.