Equity in Voice Technology

Equitable voice technology should be a non-negotiable 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”. SoapBox Labs’ partners at the FCRR have also shared their concerns about technology and issues of equity in this recent Smart Brief article. Dr. […]

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 […]

How Voice Tech Supports Teaching Remotely

Online classrooms are great but it’s hard – nigh impossible – for teachers to offer the same level of individual support and attention to their students when they’re learning remotely from home. As award winning teacher, Mary Kovats, described it in this recent Chalkbeat article: The hardest part is trying to figure out how to […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Cusp to Mainstream

They say we’re “on the cusp” of a big new trend – voice technology in classrooms. Here’s how we know they’re right: Education companies are piloting voice tech: SoapBox Labs is currently engaged in multiple pilots with edtech companies who want to integrate our voice technology into their assessment and practice tools, apps and curriculum […]

SoapBox to Power English Language Assessments for Lingumi

SoapBox Labs Powers Automated Assessments for Lingumi’s Preschool English learning platform. SoapBox Labs, pioneers in speech recognition for kids, partners with Lingumi to power automated assessments for its English learning platform. Dublin and London, April 25th 2019 Research shows that learning a new language is easier when you’re young, but until recently very few tools […]

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