SoapBox Labs and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Tackle Childhood Literacy
SoapBox Labs announced a partnership with Microsoft aimed at combatting childhood literacy challenges. SoapBox Labs will bring its AI-driven speech recognition for kids to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to deliver a scalable and cost-effective solution for child literacy which is available across global markets. The partnership is initially being rolled out on a pilot basis in Ireland and the UK.
The pilot project will set out to demonstrate how SoapBox Labs’ state-of-the-art kids’ speech recognition technology can be used at scale with Microsoft Azure, to support accessibility, literacy and language learning for young children.
SoapBox Labs’ speech recognition technology powers automated reading and language learning tutors that can help advance a child’s literacy skills by allowing the device to listen as a child reads aloud, assessing pronunciation, and responding appropriately.
SoapBox completes a funding round to expand its speech recognition technology developed specifically for children.