Voice worthy of user trust.
Fri, Jun 24, 2022
Join us on 29 June, 2022 at 3PM ET for Part 1 of this new webinar series, featuring an expert panel composed of prominent members of the voice community—Shyamala Prayaga, Roger Kibbe, Ron Jaworski, Nick Godfrey, and Donald Buckley. Click here to learn more and find the registration link.
Thu, Jun 2, 2022
The Future of Voice podcast aims to explore the value of voice and how we can use it to create a world that is safe, ethical, and open to all. Click here to learn more and listen to the first two episodes.
Sun, May 15, 2022
Along with our Executive Director Jon Stine, several members, Ambassadors, and Industry Advisors to the Open Voice Network will be presenting at this year’s Vitalis 2022 Conference in Sweden on 16 May. Click here to learn more about the event and find recordings of all OVON presentations.
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
Join us for a 30-minute webinar covering the Work Group’s recent white paper publication: Privacy Principles and Capabilities Unique to Voice v2.0. Click here to learn more and copy the webinar details to your calendar.
Mon, Feb 7, 2022
Help us accelerate the important work happening at OVON! Crowd-sourced funds will be directly invested in standards research, demo development, and publication. Click Here to learn more.
Mon, Feb 7, 2022
Meet our Virtual Ambassador! Use your smart device’s wake word and say “Open OVON Ambassador.” Click here to see what questions you can ask our Virtual Ambassador and learn more about the work we’re doing in voice.
Voice will soon become a common interface for every digital device. For consumer-facing industries, voice will significantly re-shape customer relationships and lift corporate productivity, accessibility, and inclusion. But what started as the world’s fastest adopted consumer technology may fall well short of its potential for acceptance and enterprise value. Research points to a “trust gap” that raises critical questions of privacy, data security, ease of use, brand protection, interoperability, and equal and unbiased access for individual and organizational users alike.
A proven way to close the trust gap – one pursued in the early days of other technologies – is through the communal development and adoption of standards and usage guidelines.
Welcome to the Open Voice Network. Voice worthy of user trust.
The Open Voice Network is a neutral, non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of the standards and ethical use guidelines that will make voice worthy of user trust. It operates as a directed fund of The Linux Foundation, and is independently funded and governed.
The Open Voice Network is guided by these values:
Voice worthy of user trust. Individuals. Enterprise and entity decision-makers. Developers, designers, strategists, makers.
This is about privacy, security, dependability, and ease of use. Thanks to communally-developed standards and governance.
User choice. User data ownership and data control; the choice of assistants, providers, and devices.
Ecosystem choice. For enterprise users, developers, designers and strategists.
Architectural choice. Local host or global cloud.
Voice for everyone and every situation. Inclusivity and accessibility.
Standards-based building blocks. In open, proprietary, or hybrid implementations. A foundation for commercial differentiation and value.
Software and hardware.