Our Evolving Edtech Market

Edtech is a $5 trillion business but most of what we thought we knew about this industry has changed because of Covid: The online tutoring and home education tools market, which was already exploding in Asia, has transformed overnight into a mainstream and global driver of growth across the edtech industry. Large and small edtech […]

Will Speech Tech Transform Education?

The explosion of popular virtual assistants – such as Alexa and Siri – are sparking increased interest in the potential for speech technology as a literacy and language learning tool. SXSW EDU goes virtual with this panel discussion that brings together speech technology pioneers from across the education and edtech industries to explore how speech […]

Announcing Free Access API for Education & Entertainment App Developers

SoapBox Labs announces three-month free access API web service; technical assistance to create safe at-home digital experiences for kids. DUBLIN, Ireland — April 29, 2020 — SoapBox Labs, pioneering developer of high accuracy, secure voice technology for kids, today announced the launch of a new application programming interface (API) that enables companies to easily integrate […]

An Excellent Time for Our Funding

Insights on our new funding from COO, Dr. Martyn Farrows: Our new $6.5M funding round will accelerate the focus of our voice tech for kids on the entertainment and education markets. Here’s why this funding is so timely: The Rise of Remote Learning – kids urgently need educational tools that do more than serve up […]

Dublin-based Developer of Voice Tech for Kids Raises $6.5M

SoapBox Labs’ proprietary high accuracy speech recognition technology models the voice and speech behaviors of young kids; is used in a growing number of edtech apps, toys and games. DUBLIN, Ireland (April 21st, 2020) — ​SoapBox Labs​, pioneering developer of safe and accurate voice technology for kids, today announced a Series A investment of $6.5M […]

Our Mission in Remote Learning

When learning to read, a child needs to be able to read out loud, be listened to, and receive immediate feedback. As parents around the world are now discovering, very few remote learning tools offer this essential level of engagement. Existing tools are just too passive. Enter voice technology. Adding voice tech to reading and […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Calls to Action to Protect Kids Voice Data Privacy

These are incredibly exciting times for the voice tech industry. However, against the backdrop of consumer sentiment, strict regulation and increased enforcement activities, important legal and technology-driven action is needed to make sure that voice technology does not threaten kids’ rights. Here are 5 calls to action for our voice industry: Deliver transparency on how […]

We Need to Talk About Kids Voice Data Privacy

Consumers – and some of our colleagues in voice industry – are only now waking up to the issues around kids and voice data. On Saturday, we published this guest post in Voicebot explaining why protecting kids’ voice data is so important. We lay out the background to legislation like GDPR and COPPA, and call […]

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