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Hound is the personal assistant for your complicated requestsThis new app can find restaurants and summon you an Uber.
This is Hound, a new personal assistant app trying to rival Siri and Google Now. It can tell you the weather, get sports scores, and search the web, but what makes it really special is that it can understand long, complicated questions. The best example of this is when you're looking for a restaurant. [SOUND] Find me 80 restaurants nearby that have wi fi, but exclude Thai, and Japanese. [SOUND] Here are several Asian restaurants that provide free wi-fi, excluding Thai restaurants, Japanese restaurants, or sushi bars. This also works for hotel searches. [SOUND] Find me a hotel in San Francisco from April 26th to April 30th, for under $500 a night, Pet friendly. Showing ten results with availability in San Francisco for Saturday, April 30th, for maximum of $500 US per night that are pet friendly. It also works for more general inquiries like the time. What time will the sun set in Paris, France the day before Christmas in 2023? Sunset in Paris, France will be at 4:54 p.m. on Monday December 18th, 2023. Houd is also the first personal assistant that can summon you an Uber ride. Get me an Uber from here to San Francisco Airport. Sure. An an Uber ride can take you from here to San Francisco International Board in 22 minutes for about $25 US dollars to $33 US dollars. Do you want to book it? [SOUND] Sure. Will Hound actually beat Siri? We'll have to wait and see, but for more on what Hound can actually do, head to cnet.com.