SoundHound is the latest company to integrate OpenAI Generative Artificial Intelligence. Though SoundHound is best known for its music recognition service, it’s bringing ChatGPT to its Chat AI iOS and Android apps, adding its own special sauce to avoid “AI hallucinations.”
SoundHound announced the news in a newsroom post today:
With the launch of the companion SoundHound Chat AI app, consumers and businesses can experience for themselves that speech is the most natural interface for generative AI and other information domains. The multimodal nature of SoundHound Chat AI allows users to make a request in the fastest and most efficient way – by speaking – while the text and/or audio output conveys the response. The SoundHound Chat AI app is available now as a subscription on the Android Google Play Store and soon on the iOS App Store.
In order to differentiate itself from the competition and offer the best experience, SoundHound claims to use a proprietary conversational AI language called “CaiLAN” with ChatGPT to avoid “so-called AI hallucinations”. The company claims that it will “choose the best answer to each question – whether it’s real-time information that Large Language Models can’t handle (like weather, navigation, stock prices, or sending text) or a knowledge-based query, which can be better fulfilled with generative AI.”
CaiLAN is touted as being able to “expertly convey answers,” which is why it offers “better answers for the right domain.”
Other features of the SoundHound Chat AI app include natural speech recognition, the ability to ask follow-up questions, and the promise of “quick and accurate results”.
SoundHound Chat AI will be available on the App Store very soon and is now available on the Google Play Store.
According to SoundHound, here are a few ideas to try with the new app:
“Show me romantic restaurants in San Francisco that have more than 4 stars on Yelp and have a patio, but exclude chains.” “Sort by rating, then highest price, but exclude those with $4 signs out of.” “Don’t show anything with less than 100 reviews.” “Only add the Japanese and Italian ones.” “How long does it take to drive from the San Francisco airport to the first one?” “Is there parking?” “Call.” “Did the Warriors win their last game?” “When is the next home game?” “How do I get tickets?” “Can you tell me the best way to get there from San Jose using public transportation?” “Is it raining there tonight?”
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