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Winner: Best AI Product in Education

SoapBox Labs is over the moon to have won Best AI Product in Education at the 2021 CogX Awards. The CogX Awards recognize the innovators, change makers, and visionaries answering the question “How do we get the next ten years right?” and who are helping address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Getting the next ten […]

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On Voice for Kids’ Animation

Are you an animation professional, storyteller, or artist? Eager to learn more about using voice technology in games, apps, toys, and tv shows for kids?  At the recent Cartoon Digital Conference, Founder Dr. Patricia Scanlon and Head of UX Declan Moore shared key insights into how voice can be used to deliver more engaging and […]

Lessons from Our Voice Engine #6: Keyword Detection

VP of Speech Technology, Dr. Amelia Kelly, brings you the sixth installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works.  What is keyword detection? Keyword detection is a feature of the SoapBox engine that allows users to search for […]

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 […]

Lessons from Our Voice Engine #5: Acoustic Models

Speech Recognition Engineer Armin Saeb brings you the fifth installment of our “Lessons from Our Voice Engine” series, featuring high-level insights from our Engineering and Speech Tech teams on how our voice engine works.  What is an acoustic model (AM)?  Acoustic Models (AM) are key components of any speech recognition engine. An AM describes the […]

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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 […]

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Announcing New CEO, Signaling New Phase of Growth and Innovation

DUBLIN, Ireland (May 6, 2021) – SoapBox Labs, pioneering developer of accurate, safe and secure voice technology for kids, today announced the appointment of Dr. Martyn Farrows as Chief Executive Officer, signaling a new phase of growth for the Irish company as it builds on its well-established role in the education market and expands into […]

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Lessons from Our Voice Engine #2: CLMs

Welcome back to “Lessons from Our Voice Engine,” where members of our Engineering and Speech Tech teams offer high level insights into how our voice engine works.  Lesson 2 is from Lora Lynn Asvos, a Computational Linguist on our Speech Tech team. What are CLMs? CLM stands for “custom language model.” As mentioned in Lesson […]

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Lessons From Our Voice Engine #1: NLP

Welcome to “Lessons from our Voice Engine,” a series of blog posts by members of our Engineering and Speech Tech teams that explain, at a high level, how our voice engine works. Lesson 1 comes from Nick Parslow, a Computational Linguist and member of our Speech Tech team here at SoapBox Labs. What is NLP?  […]

Amplify Goes Live with SoapBox Fluency

BROOKLYN, New York—August 25, 2020—Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, today announced the release of a voice-enabled reading assessment for grades 1–6, created in collaboration with Dublin-based SoapBox Labs, which develops accuracy and privacy driven voice technology for children. Text Reading Online is the first literacy assessment of its kind to enable […]