Our Partnership with Microsoft

In March 2019, SoapBox Labs and Microsoft became partners in tackling the global literacy crisis. Earlier this month, Niamh Bushnell sat down with COO Dr. Martyn Farrows and Dr. Kevin Marshall from Microsoft Education to talk about our work to date and the important role voice technology plays in supporting literacy for kids. Q: Why […]

Video: Microsoft Partnership

SoapBox Labs today announced a partnership with Microsoft to tackle global literacy using our kids’ speech recognition technology. Watch the video announcement here and read the full press release here. To contact SoapBox Labs about media opportunities please email: Hello@SoapBoxLabs.com

Microsoft Partnership Announcement

WASHINGTON D.C., March 13, 2019 Irish company SoapBox Labs today announced a partnership with Microsoft in an effort to combat the growing childhood literacy crisis.  Through the partnership, SoapBox Labs will bring its AI-driven child-specific speech recognition technology to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to deliver a scalable and cost-effective solution for child literacy which is […]


SoapBox In The Media December 2020 Voicebot names Dr. Patricia Scanlon a “Visionary in Voice”. November 2020 SoapBox Labs Gives Voice To The Obstacles, Opportunities Of Remote Learning. September 2020 Voice recognition technology doesn’t work for kids – and it’s hurting them in the classroom September 2020 Voice assistants don’t work for kids: The problem […]


WE ARE VOICE TECH FOR KIDS Speech recognition for reading, language learning, toys and robots, for 2-12 year old kids. Request Access Independently Verified: “SoapBox Labs has developed a unique speech recognition technology that actually works for children” Dr. Yaacov Petscher Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University “SoapBox Labs generally performs best, […]


Resources Insights and Expertise Since 2013, SoapBox Labs has been modeling kids’ speech and behavior patterns to develop the most accurate and private voice technology for kids. We’ve also spent that time developing our expertise and advocacy in relation to kids’ digital rights. The reports and white papers shared here offer insights into our company, […]

12 Days of Highlights from 2019

With a nod to the holiday season, the end of a hugely successful year, and the Christmas spirit that pervades Dublin right now, we’ve put together these 12 Highlights from 2019. It wasn’t an easy task, and no matter how hard we tried, some great achievements were still left out, like our Wired UK Top […]

Winner: Best Use of AI in a Sector

Today we attended the AI Ireland Awards and won for our category – Best Use of AI in a Sector – for the use of our voice technology in the PreK-12 education arena. One of the many applications of voice tech for kids is in the classroom, to support them on their reading journey, starting […]

SoapBox to Power English Language Assessments for Lingumi

SoapBox Labs Powers Automated Assessments for Lingumi’s Preschool English learning platform. SoapBox Labs, pioneers in speech recognition for kids, partners with Lingumi to power automated assessments for its English learning platform. Dublin and London, April 25th 2019 Research shows that learning a new language is easier when you’re young, but until recently very few tools […]

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