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App of the week – Hound
Give Your Personal Voice Assistant More Complex Commands with Hound
We’ve all used personal voice assistants like Siri and Cortana and realized that they have
limitations when it comes to comprehension. While you can have a lot of fun asking these
apps questions and listening to their entertaining responses, when it comes to practical
questions you have to ask them in a very specific way in order to get a useful answer.
Hound is a new personal voice assistant that understands your questions in a way other
voice assistants don’t.
Hound not only recognizes the words you speak but also understands their contextual
meaning. Most voice assistants parse what you speak for vowels and consonants to turn
your speech into text. Once the speech is translated into text, they analyze the language.
This means that if the app doesn’t recognize those vowels and consonants properly, the
mistake is carried through to the language recognition process. By contrast, Hound
conducts both speech recognition and language analysis at the same time. This means you
get more accurate results results faster. It also analyzes the entire phrase as opposed to
just key words.
Using these advanced language analysis capabilities, Hound can understand complex
requests like ones that include negation. For example, you can give Hound commands
like “show me restaurants in Vancouver except those in Chinatown.” This means you can
speak to your voice assistant in a more natural manner and expect an accurate response.
Hound’s best feature is that it’s cross-platform. That means it will be available on both
Android and iOS, giving you a consistent experience across the two platforms. Hound is
available in Beta for Android devices form Google Play. An iOS version is currently
being developed and you can receive a notification when it’s ready for download by
signing up here. The only downside of this voice assistant is that it isn’t accessible using
a hard button, like the home button on the iPhone that activates Siri, making it a little less
Hound has the potential to revolutionize the way mobile voice assistants work, which
isn’t surprising given its creators have spent years perfecting the nuanced language
comprehension technology. All in all, it’s a big step in the right direction for personal
voice assistant apps.
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