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Driving Innovation: SoundHound and NVIDIA Pioneer In-Vehicle Voice AI

In a pioneering cooperation, SoundHound AI, Inc. and NVIDIA have ushered in a new age for generative AI, showcasing its ability to provide great outcomes without the need for cloud connectivity. This innovation is a huge step forward, boosting the deployment possibilities of generative AI across a variety of locations and scenarios.

SoundHound Chat AI for Automotive:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaF_pp4D6hU

On March 18, 2024, SoundHound AI, Inc., a market leader in voice artificial intelligence, presented an innovative in-vehicle voice assistant powered by a large language model (LLM) running totally on the edge, utilising the formidable NVIDIA DRIVE platform.

NVIDIA DRIVE enables SoundHound Chat AI, a groundbreaking in-vehicle voice platform that combines real-time and generative AI capabilities. This integration allows the voice assistant to give rapid responses even when connectivity is unavailable, establishing a new standard for in-vehicle speech engagement.

One of this solution’s prominent features is SoundHound Vehicle Intelligence, a ground-breaking product that provides drivers with fast access to critical information sourced straight from the car handbook and other relevant data sources via natural spoken commands. This includes help with settings, safety standards, troubleshooting, and vehicle maintenance, which eliminates the need for burdensome physical papers. For example:

  • “I see a flashing light resembling a car battery; what does that indicate?”
  • “What function does the ‘auto hold’ button serve?”
  • “How can I engage the hands-free driving feature safely?”

In addition to Vehicle Intelligence, drivers can ask more general questions to aid in trip planning or investigation, such as:

  • “Where are the prime photography spots along the Pacific Coast Highway?”
  • “Which wineries in Carmel Valley offer riesling?”
  • “What dishes are considered quintessentially Californian?”

This cutting-edge technology offers numerous potential for automakers looking to provide drivers with quick voice-enabled access to LLM capabilities while also improving privacy, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.

Mike Zagorsek, COO of SoundHound AI, highlighted his excitement about the collaboration, saying, “Together with NVIDIA, we’re harnessing the remarkable potential of generative AI while capitalising on the benefits of edge computing.” The final result is a quick and private voice experience with seamless consequences, which opens up limitless possibilities.”

Source: NVIDIA website

Rishi Dhall, Vice President of Automotive at NVIDIA, reiterated this attitude, emphasising the partnership’s focus on improving the driving experience and increasing safety behind the wheel. He went on to say, “SoundHound’s in-vehicle voice interface, powered by NVIDIA DRIVE, can furnish drivers with swift, accurate information, even in connectivity-challenged environments.”

SoundHound AI provides a variety of on-device edge voice solutions, allowing manufacturers to emphasise user privacy by storing data locally.

This cooperation demonstrates SoundHound’s dedication to offering organisations with cutting-edge conversational intelligence solutions that enable extraordinary conversational experiences in a variety of domains, including automotive, television, IoT, and customer support. SoundHound’s technologies, including Smart Answering, Smart Ordering, and Dynamic Interaction™, provide fast and accurate speech AI solutions across different languages.

As industry pioneers, SoundHound and NVIDIA are propelling innovation forward, creating the future of in-vehicle voice interaction and setting new benchmarks for automotive excellence.