MIT Media Lab Reviews SoapBox Labs Technology

SoapBox Labs prides itself on accuracy. Without accuracy, voice technology for kids quickly becomes redundant because kids just won’t trust, or use it. The accuracy of SoapBox Labs’ voice technology for kids is now recognized by edtech and entertainment companies globally, and by key academics in the field including the Florida Center for Reading Research, […]

Built for Kids. Just Magic for Parents.

It’s been a busy few months for the team here at SoapBox Labs. Our latest newsletter shares all of the details, from new products and team members, to a digest of recent media coverage. In the newsletter, we talk about how voice technology comes into its own at times like these. Why? Because it offers […]

Equity in Voice Technology

Equitable voice technology is a non-negotiable, and yet, according to Stanford University’s FairSpeech project, all 5 of the leading speech recognition tools “misunderstood black speakers twice as often as white speakers”. At SoapBox Labs, we take equity very seriously. Our aim has always been to build voice tech for kids that caters to the diversity […]

Change is needed. Learning to read can change a child’s life.

CEO Dr. Patricia Scanlon comments on an article in Forbes this week entitled “How ‘Reading Instruction’ Oppresses Black and Brown Children”. Writing in Forbes this week Natalie Wexler gave an ominous assessment of the huge inequalities in US schools wrt reading. ‘On national tests last year, only 18 percent of black 4th-graders scored proficient or […]

Helping EdTech Companies Prepare for the Fall

What will school look like when it returns in the Fall?In this article Emily Tate from EdSurge discusses the options.Classrooms will likely have to move back online, for periods of time at least, into the future and teachers will need “to pay close attention to the development of each child and ensure that appropriate grade-level […]

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 […]

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