SoundHound and Pandora Win at the Webbys
SoundHound App is a 2020 Webby winner in the Apps, Mobile, and Voice Productivity (Voice) category. Pandora won a Webby in the Best Branded Voice Experience category for Voice Mode.
Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, has partnered with SoundHound Inc. to bring the power of the Houndify Voice AI platform to its growing list of products and devices.
The trend toward integrating voice interfaces into products and devices is growing exponentially in a variety of industries around the world. For the telecommunications industry, the shift to a voice-first strategy is a natural evolution. Deutsche Telekom is committed to delivering the best voice interactions to its customers across a range of products and devices.
Integrating a custom voice experience into its services is one of the ways Deutsche Telekom is differentiating itself in the telecom market.
SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify Voice AI solutions are designed to help companies deliver better user experiences than manual interfaces — such as keyboards, remote devices and touch screens — while elevating brand images and creating greater connections with customers. As a global provider of customized voice AI solutions, SoundHound Inc. provides multilingual support through our Houndify platform. We currently support 14+ languages including English, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese — and we’re adding more all the time.
Houndify also gives manufacturers the flexibility to develop a wake word and custom domains with access to an extensive library of public domains for everything from weather, to navigation, to music. The platform also allows for the integration of multiple voice assistants to live side-by-side, each with its own wake word.
The partnership with Deutsche Telekom deepens SoundHound Inc.’s presence in the telecommunications industry. Recently, SoundHound Inc. partnered with Motorola to integrate the Houndify Voice AI platform into the company’s products, including moto g6, moto g6 plus, moto z3 plan, and moto z3. Houndify’s Voice AI platform brings speed and accuracy to users of Moto Voice when they make calls, send messages, and access information on weather, navigation, sports, and more.
In addition to the telecom industry, SoundHound Inc. has become a partner of choice for many industry leaders in the automotive, music, and hospitality industries, including Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, HARMAN, and Pandora.
Houndify’s technologies represent more than a decade of R&D and innovation by SoundHound Inc., resulting in unique advantages, and making it the smartest and most accurate voice AI platform in the market. Houndify’s patented Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy in voice recognition and responses and an ability to understand context—such as the user’s location or previous queries—to support natural interactions.
Learn more about our partnership with Deutsche Telekom.
For manufacturers and brands across industries, the imperative to provide a voice user interface is understood. What isn’t as clear is how to get there. Challenges, such as cost, time to market, and aligning to overall business goals, are some of the reasons many companies continue to “wait and see.”
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