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Voice AI Technology that Delivers Conversational User Experiences

An independent platform powered by our proprietary voice AI technology and advanced audio components.
We've dedicated more than 15 years to developing the innovative technologies behind our Houndify Voice AI platform. Our advancements have resulted in the ability to process speech in real time and the most natural and conversational user experiences.

Complete, Customized Voice AI Technology for Any Need

Whether you require a complete solution or just certain components, we are able to work with you at any stage of your development. We have all the technology and tools you need to build an independent voice assistant.

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Houndify developer accounts provide an API Reference Index, RequestInfo, and CommandResult JSON formatting.

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Features include: Beam forming, echo cancellation, emotion detection, fingerprint identification, automatic language translation, voice biometrics, iris recognition, image recognition, face recognition, and more.

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Speech-to-Meaning® - Unprecedented Speed and Accuracy

Our proprietary Speech-to-Meaning technology tracks speech in real time, while understanding the meaning, even before the user has finished speaking. Instead of the typical two-step process of transcribing speech into text (ASR) and then feeding that text into an NLU model, Houndify accomplishes both of these tasks in one step, delivering faster and more accurate results.
Speech-to-Meaning
Speech-to-Meaning

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

Voice-enabled experiences that deliver natural interactions between people and machines require sophisticated ASR technology. When decoupled from the Speech-to-Meaning engine, our robust ASR still provides the most accurate text transcription available, improving the overall speech recognition experience.

Natural Language Understanding (NLU)

Houndify’s Natural Language Understanding component is an integral part of our Speech-to-Meaning platform. Accelerated processing speeds deliver greater understanding of user intent, allowing your customers to express themselves with a wide range of phrases.

Deep Meaning Understanding™ – Conversational AI

The key to great voice experiences is the ability to look past the spoken word to understand the user’s intent. Using our proprietary Deep Meaning Understanding™ technology, your voice assistant can address multiple questions and filter results simultaneously—accurately and quickly answering your users' most complex questions.
Deep Meaning Understanding
Deep Meaning Understanding

Query Glue™

Deep Meaning Understanding
Deep Meaning Understanding
When people speak naturally, they combine many inquiries into a single sentence. Query Glue allows the arbitrary compounding of various pieces of information from distinct data sets. As a result, voice assistants can understand unique combinations of requests uttered in the same sentence, and deliver results without asking multiple follow-up questions or requiring users to adopt stilted language.
Deep Meaning Understanding

Context Aware™

Context Aware
Context Aware
Eliminate the need to constantly repeat details from your original query. Our advanced Context Aware technology allows your customers to ask follow-up questions without starting the conversation over. Once a user has started a series of requests, we let them modify or build on the conversation without having to repeat the context.
Context Aware

Increase Brand Awareness with a Custom Wake Phrase

Wake up your product, device, or app and establish deeper customer connections with a custom, branded wake phrase. Our advanced data augmentation technology eliminates false positive triggers and ensures your voice assistant is responsive and consistent—significantly increasing user satisfaction and reducing frustration.

Custom Wake Words

Custom Wake Words
Custom Wake Words
With or without a cloud connection, Houndify-created wake words respond faster and with more accuracy. Branded wake words improve your customers' experiences, while elevating brand awareness. Build positive associations and preserve valuable connections with a wake phrase all your own.

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Custom Wake Words

Multi-Assistant Technology

Muti-Assistant Technology
Muti-Assistant Technology
Deliver a greater level of functionality with a multi-assistant solution and minimal CPU impact. Our multi-phrase spotter allows your custom branded voice assistant to co-exist with third-party assistants like Google and Alexa—enabling your users to switch between various voice assistants at runtime with no extra CPU cost.
Muti-Assistant Technology

Always On: Embedded, Cloud, and Hybrid Solutions

Increase on-device responsiveness with always-on connectivity. Whether your device or product has full internet connectivity or not, we have a robust solution to meet your needs. Even without a cloud connection, we have the expertise and the tools to deliver exceptional voice experiences for your users.

Cloud Connection for Real-Time Data

Cloud Connection for Real-Time Data
Cloud Connection for Real-Time Data
Our high-efficiency voice AI with cloud-connectivity—powered by our Speech-to-Meaning technology—delivers nearly instantaneous, accurate answers and real-time data directly from the cloud. Our library of hundreds of available domains ensures that your voice assistant delivers up-to-date responses to any question.
Cloud Connection for Real-Time Data

On-device Embedded Voice Interaction

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Embedded Voice Illustration
Our range of embedded technology solutions begins with highly-efficient, low-footprint integrations. It extends to robust NLU-based voice interactions that can serve either as a standalone on-device voice offering, or as a fallback for cloud-based interactions. Choose from our extensive library of commands or create a customized set to respond to your unique user requests.
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Hybrid Local/Cloud Engine

Hybrid Local/Cloud Engine
Hybrid Local/Cloud Engine
Real world conditions are variable. Hybrid technology ensures that your voice assistant is robust even when mobile networks are weak or unavailable. Using a hybrid approach that combines embedded and cloud connectivity, your voice assistant will seamlessly deliver search results without the wait time associated with manually switching from local processing to cell networks.
Hybrid Local/Cloud Engine

Performance-Enhancing Technologies

Noisy environments, varied microphone systems, and multiple speakers are all critical considerations when designing a voice assistant. Our advanced voice AI components allow developers to consider all the contextual scenarios and determine which unique combinations of performance-enhancing components will help them deliver the best voice experiences possible.

Echo Cancellation and Noise Reduction

Optimize your voice assistant for the environment in which it will be used and eliminate false positive triggers for your custom wake word. Houndify echo cancellation and noise reduction technologies maximize voice AI performance through broader augmentation detection, rigorous testing, and custom data sets designed to filter a range of background noises at varying distances.

Beamforming

Sound quality and audio signal processing are improved through sophisticated beamforming technology. Whether developing a voice assistant for a multi-microphone environment, or eliminating other sounds to identify the commands of a single voice, Houndify beamforming enables best-quality audio experiences.

Speaker ID

Personalize voice experiences and improve customer confidence with programmable voice verification. Houndify Speaker ID technology provides highly-accurate identification of distinct individual speakers for customized responses to the same spoken phrases.

Broad Content to Bring Intelligence to Your Voice Assistant

A robust voice assistant needs an extensible library of domains to answer users' questions. Designing each use case from scratch would be too time-consuming, costly, and unrealistic for most developers. Using the Houndify Voice AI platform, you'll get all the core domains you need with the ability to create custom commands to access each of them.

Domains

Domains
Domains
Select all the functionality you want without the burden of extra data sets you don’t need. As your users’ needs change, our platform allows for expansion of additional natural language understanding programs, or the elimination of unused contextual information. Connected on a dynamic knowledge graph, our domains are always learning, and work together to deliver unprecedented accuracy.
Domains

Custom Commands

Custom Commands
Custom Commands
Your product may need commands unique to its operation or context. We provide an easy, well-organized system for producing and storing those commands. Create as many custom commands as you want, easily store them, and continue to add to your own library as your product needs change and your voice assistant matures.
Custom Commands

Collective AI Vision

Collective AI™ is the actualization of Houndify’s mission to deliver a powerful architecture that encourages contribution and collaboration among developers. Our platform is always learning, is crowdsourced to domain experts, and is larger than the sum of its parts —ensuring that our clients’ voice solutions continue to grow smarter in the future.
Collective AI
Collective AI

Multi-language

Multi-language
Multi-language
Not only does your voice assistant need to understand arbitrary, complex conversations in context, it needs to talk to every user in every market. To address brands with global reach, we currently support multiple languages and are constantly working to develop more language models.
Multi-language
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Houndify Developer Accounts provide an API Reference Index, RequestInfo and CommandResult JSON formatting. Houndify SDKs provide for the following platforms: IOS, Android/aOS, C++, Windows C++, Wiced C++, C Sharp, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go, and others.

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Houndify Developer Accounts provide an API Reference Index, RequestInfo and CommandResult JSON formatting. Houndify SDKs provide for the following platforms: IOS, Android/aOS, C++, Windows C++, Wiced C++, C Sharp, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go, and others.

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Your voice AI functions are not limited by our standard platform or technology. We have a number of unreleased technologies available upon request. Contact us to find out how we can help you include emotion detection, fingerprint identification, automatic language translation, voice biometrics, iris recognition, image recognition, face recognition, and more.
Your voice AI functions are not limited by our standard platform or technology. We have a number of unreleased technologies available upon request. Contact us to find out how we can help you include emotion detection, fingerprint identification, automatic language translation, voice biometrics, iris recognition, image recognition, face recognition, and more.

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We have hundreds of millions of end users, over 70,000 developer users, teams in 17 countries, over 100 technology patents, and more than 15 years of experience building voice AI solutions at scale. Let us show you how to add the power of Houndify to your product or device.

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