Voice Tech for Kids Report

In 2020, SoapBox Labs sits at the nexus of two emerging innovation trends – voice tech and kidtech – and plans to play a leading role in both. Today we release a new report “Welcome to the Decade of Voice Tech for Kids” that explores what it means for SoapBox Labs to lead at the […]

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 […]

Why Adult Voice Tech Won’t Work for Kids.

Customers sometimes come to SoapBox Labs after searching in vain for an off-the-shelf voice solution for kids that offers high accuracy and high privacy. But most of the off-the-shelf voice solutions on the market today are developed using adult voice data and modelling, and just won’t work for kids. As CEO Patricia Scanlon explains it […]

A Vision for the 2020s

CEO Patricia Scanlon was invited by Fora.ie to share her views on innovation in the last and upcoming decade. Her answers set the stage for what is shaping up to be a huge 2020 for SoapBox Labs: “The advancement of deep learning based machine learning is probably the most impactful innovation of the last decade. […]

The Voicebot Podcast Interview

December 28th 2019: Take a listen to this deep dive interview by our CEO Patricia Scanlon with Voicebot’s Bret Kinsella. Bret and Patricia discuss the origins and the future of speech recognition for kids, and of voice technology as a whole. Patricia also shares her views on what’s happening in our key markets of education […]

12 Days of Highlights from 2019

With a nod to the holiday season, the end of a hugely successful year, and the Christmas spirit that pervades Dublin right now, we’ve put together these 12 Highlights from 2019. It wasn’t an easy task, and no matter how hard we tried, some great achievements were still left out, like our Wired UK Top […]

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; […]