Introducing BBC Box

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BBC Box is a Databox-powered platform for experimenting with different models of personal data processing that addresses BBC R&D’s core priorities.

The first Box service will be a recommender that imports user data (with permission) from a range of media services, and processes it within the Databox environment to create a user profile. This can then be exported under user control to shape the suggestions offered by an enhanced media/listings application.

This will be the project’s first end to end demo and will create a space to experiment with new approaches to personal data with defined use cases aimed at demonstrating new forms of audience value. Our roadmap over the next 12 months takes us towards more distinctive and ambitious new forms of value use cases, building on our existing work and partnership with the Databox team and collaborative work with colleagues across BBC Design + Engineering.