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Voice AI
for all kids


Why choose SoapBox as your voice technology partner? 

Our voice engine caters to kids’ unique voices, speech patterns, behaviors, and environments.

  • Works for all ages and accents
  • Equity and privacy built-in
  • Accuracy on par with educators
  • Built for PreK-12 use cases
  • Returns phoneme-level speech-to-text data
  • Flexible off-the-shelf and bespoke offerings

Our commitment to equity

SoapBox believes in an inclusive digital world where all children have their voices heard, regardless of race, background, age, or ethnicity. Since 2013 we’ve been building speech models to understand all children’s voices accurately and equally, and in 2022, we became the first AI company to be certified for Prioritizing Racial Equity in AI Design by Digital Promise and the EdTech Equity Project. We continue to be the only AI company independently certified for our work to deliver equity.

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A photo of a girl sitting at a kitchen table on her laptop computer. She is smiling as she is completing a voice-enabled activity, powered by SoapBox Lab's speech recognition technology for kids.

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Voice AI for learning

Developing a dyslexia screener, ESL storybook, phonics activity, oral reading fluency assessment, spelling, or math tool for kids? The SoapBox voice engine powers your use case with accurate speech-to-text transcriptions and education-specific data features so that educators get the insights they need, down to the phoneme level, to support individual learners.

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Equity Right From The Start

Just out! Our new checklist for assessing equity in voice AI. Now education companies, school districts and teachers know what questions to ask when considering voice AI powered learning tools.

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Opinion: AI in Education

Read founder Dr. Patricia Scanlon’s piece just published in The Hechinger Report emphasizing the importance of AI regulation for all preK-12 education tools, and testing for bias before they enter the classroom.

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SoapBox has developed a unique speech recognition engine and shares the same values as Scholastic, including a deep commitment to designing equitable technology that serves all children.

Rose Else-Mitchell, President of Scholastic Education Solutions

SoapBox’s very human approach to creating voice technology recognizes and mitigates our biases and is created with the complexities of a classroom environment in mind.

Sean Ryan, President of McGraw Hill School Group

This groundbreaking voice engine represents the future of learning: where technology is utilized to ease teachers’ workload and equitably improve student outcomes. Imagine Learning is proud to partner with SoapBox Labs.

Sari Factor, Vice Chair & Chief Strategy Officer at Imagine Learning

SoapBox’s technology is absolutely the best technology in the speech detection and comprehension world for children.

Toby Mather, CEO & Co-Founder, Lingumi

By building speech recognition software that actually works with children’s speech, SoapBox has opened the door to not just remote but more equitable assessments.

Larry Berger, CEO and Founder of Amplify Education

SoapBox share our commitment to developing innovative edtech tools that are grounded in the science and embrace evidence-based practice.

Carla E. Small, CEO and Co-Founder of EarlyBird Education

As a result of SoapBox’s extensive research and experience in developing speech recognition specifically for kids, we have a great new tool in our toolbox to help educators differentiate students’ learning pathways.

Andrew Clute, Vice President of Product and Technology, Learning Without Tears

SoapBox’s more granular, phonemic data was a game changer for us, especially with younger kids. Other engines were basically blunt instruments offering a pass or fail, and nothing in between.

Adrian Mullan, CEO & Co-Founder, Norby

SoapBox has developed a unique speech recognition technology that actually works for children.

Dr. Yaacov Petscher, Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University
Ready to give kids better learning experiences?