SoapBox Labs to develop embedded solutions for smart toy market.

Dublin, December 7th 2019 SoapBox Labs is delighted to announce today that our application for funding under The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) has been successful. In conjunction with consortium partners XPERI and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), this funding will allow SoapBox Labs to embark on a

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our partners, clients, supporters and friends! 2019 has been an incredible year for SoapBox Labs and we hugely appreciate all of the headlines, awards, partnerships and deals we have inked this year. When you’re bringing something disruptive, like voice technology for kids to the market,

When Sonos Bought Snips

When Sonos, Inc. bought Snips Some thoughts on what today’s news signals for us and other companies in the voice space: It signals the early maturing of the voice interface market. It signals – once again – that as of 2019 independent brands have the confidence and wherewithal to build

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

Digital Hero 2019 Award

This Just Out: The prestigious Spider Awards in Ireland have chosen our CEO Patricia Scanlon as their Digital Hero 2019. This is superb recognition for the leader of our team here at SoapBox Labs and someone we so hugely admire, respect and love to work with. In sharing her reaction

Florida State University selects SoapBox Labs.

November 6th 2019 Florida State University’s world-renowned Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) today announced a multi-year partnership with Dublin based, kids’ speech recognition technology company SoapBox Labs, to create and deliver next-generation language and literacy assessments that could transform how young children around the world learn to read. Pioneering

2 out of 2 for SXSW EDU!

In July this year SoapBox Labs, in collaboration with other key players in the education space, proposed two panels for SXSW EDU 2020. Today, we’re delighted to confirm, that both panels have been chosen for the conference. These panels explore topics at the heart of what it means for kids

The Irish Voice Squad

Last week Dublin played host to Convercon – the conversational interface conference – and SoapBox Labs were proud sponsors. It’s fair to say that voice was the dominant theme of the conference which attracted companies from across the country as well as a number of key international players. Katie McMahon,

Voice interface is not about computers that ‘listen’.

Voice Thoughts from our COO, Dr. Martyn Farrows The recent explosion in voice technology has been met with the analogous claim that devices and tools such as smart assistants (e.g. Alexa, Siri, Google Home) are now ‘listening’ to what we are saying. But is the ‘listening’ metaphor accurate or appropriate? Computers

Protecting Kids Online – FTC review of the COPPA Rule

A blog post by our COO, Martyn Farrows, on this week’s FTC workshop on COPPA. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US hosted a public workshop to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). The COPPA Rule, which was originally enacted in