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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #7: Intent Recognition

Welcome to the seventh and final installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” blog series.  Agape Deng, Computational Linguist and member of our Speech Tech team, explains intent recognition and why it’s important for kids’ experiences with speech recognition solutions. What is intent recognition?  Intent recognition is the natural language understanding (NLU) task of […]

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ANSWERED: Kids Voice Tech in EdTech

Last week’s webinar, “Unlocking the Power of Voice Technology in Education,” was all about how voice technology is being used to support kids in learning to read, do math, and learn languages.  The Q&A at the end of the session ran over with questions, so here’s a review of five of them  — and the […]

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First-of-a-Kind Voice Features for Toy & Game Developers

DUBLIN, Ireland (May 25, 2021) — SoapBox Labs, pioneering developer of accurate, safe, and secure voice technology for kids, today unveiled new features that give kids a more natural and frictionless way to interact with games, apps, and smart toys using their voices. These new features include Voice Activity Detection (VAD) and Custom Wakeword, which […]

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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #4: Debiasing

Welcome to Lesson 4 in our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works. This lesson is from Dr. Amelia Kelly, VP of Speech Technology. What is debiasing? Artificial intelligence systems will reflect the conscious and unconscious biases of their creators […]

Join us at ASU+GSV Virtual

For the third year in a row, SoapBox Labs is delighted to participate this week in the ASU+GSV conference – an innovation focused event showcasing the best in education thought leadership and technology. CEO and Founder Dr. Patricia Scanlon takes part in the Series A presentations on Tuesday, September 29th, starting at 12 noon PDT. […]

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 […]

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