Building Open Technical Standards and Ethical Guidelines for Voice Assistance
A Community of the Linux Foundation
We know that building user trust is complicated - but it does not have to be. Thanks to the open source standards we're creating at the Open Voice Network it is simpler than ever to deliver ethical solutions that build user trust.
A Special Message From Our Executive Director
Welcome to the Open Voice Network
Demanding voice tech that serves consensus public values.
We are an independent non-profit organization formed as a community of The Linux Foundation with over 1,000 members worldwide. Our scale, scope, and committed team have captured the attention of the voice assistance industry. We are not just waving the flag of privacy and security either. Our community members are building new open technologies, establishing standards, building ethical guidelines, and keeping an constant vigil over this ever evolving technology that is becoming more powerful every day.
Our end goal is to deliver the billions of people who own smart devices the promise of voice assistance without the ever looming threat of surveillance capital lingering over their heads.
Discovery and Location Services
People want voice assistance that is reliable, understands them, helps them get to results faster, and we know your business does not want to anger them.
Our research and development will help your brand to level the playing field while also becoming an innovative leader in customer experience optimization.
Our developer communities are creating open technology standards your business can utilize across your digital and real world points of contact that are capable of being accessed on any device in a secure, intelligent, and accessible manner.
Where We Are Making An Impact
Live Projects at The Open Voice Network
Our Mission and Vision
The Open Voice Network was formed to enable voice assistance to fulfill its promise.
Meet the Team
Serving a Community of Billions Of Voice Users
Beyond our own staff, we are aligned with hundreds of brands who are friends of our efforts. These companies are committed to following our vision for the future of voice assistance. Ambassadors are the leading influencers with substantial networks working towards driving change in standards for voice assistance. Our sponsors are brands who’ve committed substantial funding to our research and development projects.
The Open Voice Network By The Numbers
They Trust Us, They Build With Us
The Open Voice Network was not founded to become a big organization. Rather we are a group of people, regulators, technologists, and businesses who’ve come together to build a body of knowledge and move forward standards that make voice useful, ethical, and capable of helping everyone.
Friends, Members, and Supporters
Projects Open & Completed
Brands Committed To Building Ethical Voice Technology
Open Voice Network Communities
Open Voice Network Communities are open to everyone in the conversational AI community – developers, designers, strategists, linguists, researchers, marketers, and students. There’s no charge or membership fee to participate. All that’s required is a willingness to give of your time, a willingness to share your best thinking in a collaborative, open environment, and a commitment to a conversational AI future that is multi-platform, multi-assistant, multi-modal, multi-use, multi-device, user-centric, and standards-based.
Seeing Change Through Collaboration, Advocacy, & Development of Open Standards for Voice.
Online Meeting Calendar
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Support and Contributions
As one of its directed funds and open source communities, the Open Voice Network is excited to announce the establishment of a crowdfunding platform for our organization on behalf of The Linux Foundation. This development is in direct response to the ongoing growth of the Open Voice Network and our desire to expand the reach of our organization. Crowd-sourced funds will be directly invested in OVON standards research, demo development, and publication.
“Would you prefer to shape the future of voice or passively be shaped by it? If you prefer the former, the Open Voice Network is the place for you. Please join us.”
Jon Stine, Executive Director of the Open Voice Network
By choosing to participate in our crowdfunding efforts, you will have a significant impact on the future of voice through the broadening of our reach as an organization, as well as through the investments of future standards developments. Organizations around the world contribute to Linux Foundation projects like the Open Voice Network due to their desire to take an active role in supporting the growth and development of voice technologies and the standards and guidelines around them—and now, you can too.
AI-enabled voice assistance is reshaping digital usage for consumers and organizations across the world. However, today’s AI-voice environment is like the early, pre-standards days of the internet—no recognized registry of destination or dispatch names, and no assured way for consumers to find companies or brands. In such an environment, there’s a critical need for leaders (enterprise users and developers alike) to join together and develop the standards that will allow this transformative technology to reach its full, open, potential. Standards that encourage use and growth. Standards that enable competitive differentiation. Standards that will give everyone their voice. This is the reason for the Open Voice Network—a non-profit association of enterprises, tech firms, developers, and researchers who believe that conversational AI will deliver the most to the most when it is standards based, open, accessible to all, data protected, and interoperable.