About Us

We’re on a mission to improve educational outcomes for students

SoapBox believes that all students can achieve grade level proficiency in reading. That’s why we’ve built a proprietary voice AI engine that gives teachers the real-time data and insights they need to personalize the instruction they offer to students in the classroom.

SoapBox Labs is…

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The most accurate voice engine for kids in the world

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A world-class and diverse team of experts

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A company focused on social impact and equity

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AI built using privacy-by-design

Our founding story

Inspired by her oldest child and her background as a speech engineer at companies like IBM and Bell Labs, Patricia Scanlon, PhD founded SoapBox Labs in 2013 to build voice AI that helped children learn to read.

Learn more about our technology

Patricia has been named one of the world’s top women in tech by Forbes and a “Visionary in Voice” by Voicebot.AI. Her 2019 TEDx Talk, “How technology transforms a child’s reading journey,” is a must-watch for anyone who wants to learn about the enabling power of equitable AI in education.

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A Curriculum Associates company

SoapBox Labs is now the AI-focused R&D hub of leading edtech company, Curriculum Associates. In this new chapter, we will continue to leverage AI to build safe and accurate education tools that keep teachers in the loop and empower them to accelerate learning in their classrooms.


The SoapBox team has over 150 years of experience in AI and speech recognition development. Our machine learning expertise spans audio signal processing, speech analytics, speech recognition, deep learning, computational linguistics, biometrics, and multi-modal processing and recognition.

We also understand the profound implications of voice technology for kids’ data privacy and have extensive experience and understanding of data and AI regulations. Protecting kids’ fundamental right to voice data privacy is a cornerstone of our company values and philosophy.

Work with us

Do you believe in the power of accurate and safe voice AI to support teachers and students? Join our diverse team for a dynamic and collaborative role with some of the best deep-tech minds in the industry, and hands down, the best voice AI company in the world of education.

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