BBC’s Voice Assistant Will Understand Accents

Though the public broadcaster doesn’t plan to release a standalone device, BBC announced a forthcoming competitor to Amazon’s Alexa: Beeb. The assistant will be able to recognize regional accents (British ones first) with greater accuracy. The company plans to ask employees from offices across the UK to engage with the software this week in order to gauge its ability to understand identical languages delivered with …

Britain’s First Female Tattoo Artist

As part of the “Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed” exhibition—which explores not just design but the social history of tattoo and its culture—is the fascinating story of Jessie Knight, Britain’s first female tattoo artist. Born in 1904, Knight was a rebel and a pioneer who was also a sharpshooter dummy and stuntwoman in the circus before turning to ink. Renowned for her artistry, she was …

Artists and Designers React to Brexit

With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging from angry to humorous and heartbroken—it seems the overarching belief in the UK creative community was to remain. See more at It’s Nice That.