About Us

Our Company

SoapBox Labs is an award-winning voice technology company specializing in the development of automated speech recognition (ASR) for kids.
Founded in 2013 by speech engineer and scientist Dr. Patricia Scanlon, the SoapBox Labs team has an accumulated 100 years of speech recognition experience, and is responsible for 11 patents and over 100 internationally peer-reviewed publications.
We care about kids’ voice data privacy: SoapBox Labs has spent the last 7 years researching and developing the world’s most accurate, age-appropriate and privacy-driven voice technology for kids. From the very beginning we have also invested in a privacy-by-design approach to our data and technology that is transparent and that protects kids’ voice data completely. We are also fully COPPA and GDPR compliant.
SoapBox Labs has a unique relationship with our customers in the education and entertainment industries, a relationship built on trust that their kids’ voice data will never be shared or sold to third parties, and never used to profile individuals for marketing purposes.



The "Band"

The original team looked more like a band than a deep tech, AI driven company with huge opportunities and ambitions!

The Startup

By 2017 we had gathered an international team that included a diverse mix of world class science, engineering and business talent.

The Company

By mid 2019, the team had more than doubled in size again. We’re continuing to hire great talent into all areas of the company in 2020.

Dr. Patricia Scanlon, Founder & CEO

Recognized by Forbes in December 2018 as one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech, Dr. Scanlon holds a PhD and 20 years experience in Speech Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. In 2013, inspired by the needs of her oldest child, she envisioned a speech technology that would redefine how children acquire literacy.

Dr. Scanlon’s 2019 TEDx: “How Technology Transforms a Child’s Reading Journey” has garnered over 40,000 views. Watch it here.

Join Us

Join our diverse team in Dublin for a fun, collaborative and fast paced role with a world class, AI driven voice technology company.