ReadSpeaker and SoundHound Inc. Partner to Provide Humanlike Voices for Branded Voice Assistants

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ReadSpeaker[1], the most trusted, independent digital voice partner for global businesses, today announced it has partnered with SoundHound, Inc.[2], the leading innovator of voice AI and conversational intelligence technologies, to include ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech (TTS) technology on the Houndify Voice AI[3] platform. Developers using Houndify will now have the ability to add ReadSpeaker’s hyper-personalized and lifelike voices to their custom voice assistants. This capability is critical as personalized text-to-speech voices allow brands to be in complete control over every aspect of their conversational UI. ReadSpeaker’s custom neural TTS technology provides the lifelike quality and clarity that brands and their customers demand.

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“Sonic branding is the next big thing in digital voice and with our TTS technology, we have the ability to help brands develop voices that can help bring their brand to life,” said Matt Muldoon, president, North America at ReadSpeaker. “Our partnership with Houndify highlights the importance of completely personalized digital voice solutions. We look forward to working closely with Houndify and their partners in the coming years.”

Houndify is an award-winning independent voice AI platform that provides a full stack of tools and technologies needed for brands to create custom voice assistants with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By leveraging their proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, Houndify enables voice assistants to understand even the most complex and compound queries using natural language understanding. Houndify is already powering voice assistants for leading global brands, including Mercedes-Benz, Pandora, Snapchat, Mastercard and Hyundai.

“The Houndify Voice AI platform helps companies retain brand identity, data ownership and valuable customer relationships,” said Kamyar Mohajer, vice president of corporate strategy at SoundHound, Inc. “The addition of ReadSpeaker’s industry-leading and custom TTS offerings provides brands with the complete technology stack to help them extend their brand through voice.”

For more information about ReadSpeaker and Houndify, visit[5] and[6].

About ReadSpeaker:

ReadSpeaker is the most trusted, independent digital voice partner for global brands. With more than 20 years of industry experience, ReadSpeaker offers brands sophisticated text-to-speech solutions and expert hands-on assistance to create the most engaging bespoke voice interfaces. ReadSpeaker offers both SaaS and licensed solutions to support varying channels and devices, and consistently maintains brand trust through its commitment to data privacy. To date, the company – which provides more than 30 languages and 90 voices – has created more than 10,000 digital voice interfaces for brands around the world. For more information, visit[7] and follow the company on Twitter[8] and LinkedIn[9].

About SoundHound Inc.

At SoundHound Inc., we believe every brand should have a voice. As a leading innovator of conversational technologies, we’re trusted by companies around the globe, including Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Snapchat, Mastercard, and Deutsche Telekom. Houndify, our independent voice AI platform, allows developers to build custom voice assistants with a branded wake word for any product or service. Our proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® engine delivers unprecedented speed and accuracy. Our mission: To enable humans to interact with the things around them like we interact with each other—by speaking naturally to phones, cars, smart speakers, mobile apps, and every part of the emerging ‘voice-first’ world.[10]


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