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SoundHound Partners with Wcities to Bring Location and Event Data to Houndify Voice AI Platform

SoundHound, a provider of voice-enabled artificial intelligence and conversational intelligence technologies, is partnering with Wcities, a travel and entertainment content publisher specializing in city guides and event aggregators, to bring location-based events data to the Houndify voice AI platform.<.p>

With the new Wcities event search domain, developers using Houndify will have access to information on more than 3 million events across 150 categories (including sports, concerts, festivals, and shows), in more than 20,000 cities worldwide. They can include this information in their apps and services via Wcities' eventseeker APIs.

With the Wcities domain, SoundHound users will be able to use simple and detailed voice queries to find out what is happening around them. Houndify also enables users to ask follow-up questions. For example, users can ask to play the music of an artist performing in their neighborhood tonight.

Other Houndify domains include weather, sports, music search, as well as Yelp, Expedia, and Uber.

"We're thrilled to partner with Wcities to bring their extensive list of event and location-based data to the Houndify platform," said Kamyar Mohajer, vice president of corporate strategy and international expansion at SoundHound, in a statement. "Gaining access to this trove of rich local content enables people to engage more deeply with the communities they live in and visit, in an easily accessible way through voice."

"Our partnership with Houndify will allow us to connect more people with the events and content they love," said Fraser Campbell, CEO of Wcities, in a statement. "It enables us to deliver access to everything a city has to offer, all from the convenience of their mobile device, through their voice. They can filter easily to find exactly what they're looking for, and even discover something new."

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