SoundHound, the company behind the well-known music recognition app with the same name, caused a big stir with the announcement of Hound yesterday, a virtual assistant app that promises to give Google Now, Siri, and Cortana a run for their money. And more than that.
Nine years in the making, Hound generated positive reactions in the tech press, but without a real hands-on demonstration, it’s hard to understand what the fuss is all about. Well, according to SoundHound: "In this video, SoundHound Inc. Founder & CEO, Keyvan Mohajer does examples of voice queries to Hound that show speed and accuracy, and the ability to handle context, detailed criteria, and other examples. Hound can’t do everything, of course, but, for users who believe that speaking to connected devices should be like how we speak normally - this shows that it’s now possible. So many of things that you used to type, tap and swipe for can now be done effortlessly by speaking."