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; […]

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 […]

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