Andy Webb
Head of the Voice & AI team
BBC
United Kingdom

Andy is the Head of the BBC’s Voice & AI team and runs the BBC’s Audio Alexa skill which has served over half a billion pieces of content to date;  his team are also responsible for building the BBC’s own voice assistant ‘beeb’ which will debut later in the year..  His work in artificial intelligence also looks the implications for the broadcast industry of synthetic media including neural voices and deep fakes.  Previously he was part of the management team that founded Huawei in Europe and led technical innovation projects for Sky. Andy started his career, many moons ago, as a radio engineer!