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The Future of English Language Learning for Kids

I recently caught up with Toby Mather, the CEO and Co-Founder of Lingumi, an English Language Learning platform for 2-6 year old kids. Lingumi have baked our voice technology into hundreds of their English pronunciation lessons and more recently into their “smart conversations” for advanced English learners. In our interview, Toby talks about how technology […]

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SXSW EDU – The Speech Tech Pioneers Panel

This SXSW EDU virtual panel discussion is a must-watch for innovators and educators in the education, edtech and voice tech industries. It brings together voice technology pioneers from across these industries to explore how voice tech can be used to revolutionize and expand access to literacy and language learning experiences for kids, while ensuring the […]

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Helping EdTech Companies Prepare for the Fall

What will school look like when it returns in the Fall? In this article, Emily Tate from EdSurge discusses the options. Classrooms will likely have to move back online, for periods of time at least, into the future and teachers will need “to pay close attention to the development of each child and ensure that […]

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Voice Tech for Language Learning

Language learning companies like Lingumi, Duolingo, Kahoot! and BABEL shine more brightly than ever in these days of remote learning. Their user numbers have rocketed recently, and so has traffic at SoapBox, as our voice technology becomes an increasingly core feature of language tools for kids specifically. So what do the “best” language tools offer […]

A Voice for Equity

How does our voice technology for kids promote equity in the classroom? We’ll be sharing some big news on this topic next week. Meantime, here’s a teaser. SoapBox Labs voice tech for kids promotes equity in a couple of key ways: By giving kids a voice, to practice reading out loud and be understood accurately. […]

Telling Europe’s AI Innovation Story

For the next week, the SoapBox Labs story will be a feature TV broadcast into millions of homes across Europe and beyond. The Euronews team chose SoapBox Labs to tell Europe’s AI innovation story and came to Dublin last week to interview CEO and Founder Patricia Scanlon. Watch the show here – buff.ly/2H60OiK

Privacy First. Period.

The UK’s new design code for protecting kids’ online privacy hits all the right notes: transparency, parental consent, data sharing and misuse, default privacy settings and age appropriate settings. And while the code itself is not legally binding, it’s backed up by data protection laws that can be enforced through fines and trade sanctions. COO […]

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