Voicebot on our funding and smart toy market news

Great coverage today of our latest news in the voice industry’s leading publication Voicebot.Ai. For the full article, click here. Some excerpts below: “SoapBox Labs along with XPERI will also invest in the project directly bringing the total initiative funding to €12 million. Patricia Scanlon, CEO, and founder of SoapBox Labs commented: “The smart toy […]

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 new and truly disruptive AI […]

Jerry Colonna comes to Dublin

At 4pm on Friday, December 13th SoapBox Labs is hosting a “Conversation on Leadership” with our friend Jerry Colonna. Jerry is a former venture capitalist-turned-coach to some of the most celebrated business leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond. In his new book, “Reboot: Leadership and The Art of Growing Up”, Jerry reveals the connection between […]

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, you need strong early adopters; […]

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 proprietary solutions that compete with […]

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 on their reading journey, starting […]

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 to the award Dr. Scanlon […]

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 Reading Research Center Leverages Speech […]

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 and teachers to have meaningful […]

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, GM at SoundHound and Bret […]

Welcome to the Decade of Voice Tech for Kids