June newsletter: Join our early literacy webinar
June 13, 2022
Here’s your June roundup from the world of voice technology for kids. Let’s dive right in!
This month: This week’s early literacy webinar, the role of NLG in conversational AI, voice tech and kidtech news, and SoapBox at ISTE!
June webinar: New voice features for early literacy
Join us this Thursday, June 16, to learn about the newest features of our voice engine for early literacy and to see demos of how education companies will use them to support teachers and young students taking their first steps on the literacy journey. Register now to save your seat! Until then, read our latest blogs on how our voice technology assesses short sounds and supports the development of phonemic awareness.
The role of NLG in conversational AI
How do voice assistants and other conversational AI technologies mimic human language, understand users’ goals, and respond to human requests in a sensible and helpful way? In the latest SoapBox Tech Blog, Computational Linguist Agape Deng explains the components of a goal-oriented dialogue system and the particular challenges the natural language generation (NLG) role faces.
Meet us at ISTE!
Voice AI and kidtech news
Building an internet for kids: “The new playground: why we need to re-architect the internet to prioritize child privacy” – The Drum
Youngest learners badly hit by remote learning: “Covid-era babies are ‘talking’ less, signaling future reading challenges” – Forbes
How data affects and is affected by children: “Responsible data for children” – RD4C
Metaverse for good: “We need to make the metaverse safe for everyone. Here’s how” – World Economic Forum
Upcoming kidtech panel: “Designing an online world for the well-being of children” – CogX
The results of our pilot with SoapBox’s voice engine show that it not only works accurately for children but also for a diversity of accents, dialects, and learning abilities.Jess Pendleton, SVP & GM of Product, Imagine Learning
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