In 2005, a group of Stanford graduates embarked on a journey, fueled by a vision: Within their lifetimes, we would be talking to products just as we do other people. Inspired to make their vision a reality, our company was born with a simple and powerful mission: Add voice AI to everything.SoundHound music discovery
The company’s first chapter saw a more immediate opportunity: Improve music recognition using an innovative approach to turning sound into meaning. Within a year, Midomi was formed. In 2009, the music discovery app was rebranded as SoundHound. By 2016, it received over 315 million downloads worldwide and continues to thrive as a top-ranked music app today.Voice AI platform
For over 10 years, Keyvan and his team worked in stealth on a fundamentally new technology—one that had the potential to revolutionize human-to-computer voice interaction. Up until then, all voice interactions relied on speech-to-text and then text-to-meaning. Our founders knew that for a true voice engine to flourish, it needed to understand speech directly, just like humans do.
In 2015, we introduced the Houndify Voice AI platform. With breakthrough Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding® technologies as its foundation, Houndify offered unparalleled voice interaction, and its capabilities are still unmatched to this day.Voice-enabling the world
Today, voice assistants are becoming ubiquitous. Universal adoption of voice interfaces has created an imperative for companies of all sizes across industries: Customize your voice assistant to own your brand, retain your customer relationships, and build a vehicle for monetization. In response, leading organizations are turning to Soundhound to help them create a unique voice and the branded experience their customers expect.
We partner with the top brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Honda, Pandora, Mastercard, and Snapchat, who have entrusted us with their future success.
We believe every product and service should be voice-enabled and that every person should have the same access to technology through a simple interface. Voice AI is part of that promise, making life simpler, more convenient, and safer for more people.
Our goal of connecting people to the world around them sets the foundation for our vision of
—a revolutionary architecture that allows for contribution and collaboration among developers, and results in a global AI that will know the answer to any question and can perform any task.Our ongoing journey
Our vision, collective intellect, determination, and patience have carried Soundhound to this point. We have all the ingredients to succeed: Extraordinary people, advanced technology, and sheer determination. We are looking forward to writing the next chapter in voice AI and the Soundhound story.
Throughout this journey, our teams have never lost sight of their mission: Voice-enable everything.