SoundHound has announced a partnership with Groupe PSA to develop a cloud-based and embedded conversational voice interface. SoundHound is one of the leading innovators in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies.
The interface will be used in cars across the Groupe PSA portfolio, including Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall models. Houndify voice AI platform powered by SoundHound in-car voice interface will be available in European markets starting in 2020.
With the Houndify integration, drivers will be able to perform a variety of tasks simply by speaking naturally, including finding nearby restaurants and businesses, adjusting the temperature and air conditioning, launching connected services, and more. Language roll-out plans are being developed to make available globally. Groupe PSA is focused on innovating to meet customer needs, through connectivity and autonomy, and enhancing the driving experience.
Houndify is an AI platform that enables developers and business owners to deploy a conversational interface anywhere and retain control of their brand and users while differentiating and innovating. Houndify provides all the technology ingredients necessary for voice and AI integration, including the world’s fastest speech recognition, the most sophisticated natural language understanding, easy to use developer tools, knowledge graphs, and a large and rapidly growing number of domains. Domains are programs that provide a natural and fully conversational interface on specific topics, without requiring the users to memorize and use the specific phrasing of hard-coded commands or skills.
Houndify technologies represent more than a decade of R&D and innovation by SoundHound Inc., resulting in significant and unique advantages. Key advantages include SoundHound Inc.’s patented Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, which deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy in voice recognition and responses, and the ability to understand contexts, such as the user’s location or previous queries, to support natural interactions.
More than 60,000 partners have registered on the Houndify platform since its launch in December 2015, and more than 1,000 distinct products are being Houndified. In May 2018, SoundHound announced an alliance with a group of strategic investors, with a combined reach of over 2 billion users globally.
Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to learn more and register. The Hound voice search and the assistant app is available as a free iOS or Android app and can be downloaded via SoundHound.com.