BBC visits Brown and Stanford, features Magic Grantee in story

Editors from the BBC visited Stanford last fall armed with questions about the future of news. The BBC spoke to Brown’s leadership team, students and Magic Grantees to learn about the Institute’s projects and ongoing research. Matt Yu, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of the 2014-15 Magic Grant team “Reframe Iran,” discussed how new technologies might result in more personalized television content. “… there is so much information … there needs to be a way to automatically decide for you, or to help you filter out all the things you don’t want to watch and help you find what you do want to watch,” Yu told the BBC. Watch the full clip (frames 6:04-6:40) and find out more at the BBC’s newly launched “The Future of News” site.