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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #7: Intent Recognition

Welcome to the seventh and final installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” blog series.  Agape Deng, Computational Linguist and member of our Speech Tech team, explains intent recognition and why it’s important for kids’ experiences with speech recognition solutions. What is intent recognition?  Intent recognition is the natural language understanding (NLU) task of […]

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On Voice for Kids’ Animation

Are you an animation professional, storyteller, or artist? Eager to learn more about using voice technology in games, apps, toys, and tv shows for kids?  At the recent Cartoon Digital Conference, Founder Dr. Patricia Scanlon and Head of UX Declan Moore shared key insights into how voice can be used to deliver more engaging and […]

Lessons from Our Voice Engine #6: Keyword Detection

VP of Speech Technology, Dr. Amelia Kelly, brings you the sixth installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works.  What is keyword detection? Keyword detection is a feature of the SoapBox engine that allows users to search for […]

Lessons from Our Voice Engine #5: Acoustic Models

Speech Recognition Engineer Armin Saeb brings you the fifth installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works.  What is an acoustic model (AM)?  Acoustic Models (AM) are key components of any speech recognition engine. An AM describes the […]

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Teaming up with toy firms and inventors

Mojo Nation is an industry leading publication that champions the toy, inventor, and designer community.  CEO Dr. Martyn Farrows caught up recently with Mojo Co-Founder Billy Langsworthy to talk about how we work with toy companies and inventors. They talked about how we work with inventors: “We love working with inventors! Similar to the way […]

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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #4: Debiasing

Welcome to Lesson 4 in our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works. This lesson is from Dr. Amelia Kelly, VP of Speech Technology. What is debiasing? Artificial intelligence systems will reflect the conscious and unconscious biases of their creators […]

Lessons from Our Voice Engine #3: Deep Learning

Welcome to Lesson 3 in our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works. This lesson is from Siva Reddy Gangireddy, a Senior Speech Recognition Scientist on our Speech Tech team. What is deep learning? To understand deep learning, we need […]

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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #2: CLMs

Welcome back to “Lessons from Our Voice Engine,” where members of our Engineering and Speech Tech teams offer high level insights into how our voice engine works.  Lesson 2 is from Lora Lynn Asvos, a Computational Linguist on our Speech Tech team. What are CLMs? CLM stands for “custom language model.” As mentioned in Lesson […]

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Lessons From Our Voice Engine #1: NLP

Welcome to “Lessons from our Voice Engine,” a series of blog posts by members of our Engineering and Speech Tech teams that explain, at a high level, how our voice engine works. Lesson 1 comes from Nick Parslow, a Computational Linguist and member of our Speech Tech team here at SoapBox Labs. What is NLP?  […]

Our Q1 Newsletter

Our Q1 newsletter is out and it’s packed full of voice tech for kids videos, media, product releases, podcasts and more. It also includes a link to our recent well received guest post on kids’ voice data privacy. Read it here and enjoy! To subscribe to our quarterly newsletters and keep up to date with […]