Deutsche Telekom and SoundHound Inc. Form Partnership
SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify Voice AI Platform will enable seamless voice experiences to users of Deutsche Telekom’s growing list of services.
SoundHound Inc. is proud to congratulate principal scientist, Bernard Mont-Reynaud for being named “Inventor of the Year” by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. Over the years, this 5,000-member society has awarded 42 other awards, including to such notables as the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor, Robert Noyce and the inventor of the microprocessor, Marcian “Ted” Hoff.
In his 10 years at SoundHound Inc. Bernard has been an innovation leader and one of the driving forces behind the technology that has spurred the rapid adoption of the Houndify Voice AI platform among leading brands. Most notably, Bernard is the co-inventor of conversation state technology that enables natural follow-up queries and provides the ability to modularize natural language domains. His inventions make our Collective AI™ architecture scalable, allowing developers to integrate new domains into their voice assistants and build upon existing functions.
“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this year’s prestigious SVIPLA’s Inventor of the Year Award,” Bernard stated. “To be recognized in the same category as Silicon Valley giants such as Bob Noyce and Marcian “Ted” Hoff is humbling. I look forward to making continued impactful contributions at SoundHound Inc. that will help shape the next decade-plus of voice technologies.”
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, Bernard was awarded his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. Since then, his research has focused on the analysis, visualization and perception of music and audio, along with advanced UI design and natural language understanding.
We’re truly excited to work with Bernard as he continues to follow his passion of finding technological solutions to improve all of our lives.
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Features, such as edge and cloud technology, multiple-language capabilities, and voice commerce, are moving in-car voice experiences from step-by-step commands to conversational experiences that are frictionless and helpful to users, while offering auto OEMs more opportunities to expand into the world of e-commerce and voice payments—delivering real revenue and Return On Investment (ROI).
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Voice assistants are increasingly the preferred method for users to search, ask questions, and complete tasks efficiently, quickly, conveniently, and hands-free. In 2020 alone, 45% of internet users searched via voice, according to We Are Social. Even before voice assistants became ubiquitous, the auto industry recognized voice AI as a way to deliver safer, smarter, more natural, and — most importantly — hands-free in-car experiences.
In-car voice assistants have become more than just a way to pull up music and navigation, hands-free. They are becoming the standard for exceptional driving experiences by offering functionalities that are defining the future of the auto industry. As car manufacturers seek to differentiate themselves in a market increasingly saturated with the latest technological advancements, they’ll need to distinguish themselves with voice AI that surpasses user expectations and needs.