The Open Voice Network (OVN) seeks to share voice with everyone by creating a future for artificial intelligence-enabled voice (AI-voice) search, communication, and commerce that is open: standards-based, interoperable, and data-protected. It is global in scope, and inclusive of consumer-facing entities, both private and public.
The Open Voice Network will deliver its vision of open voice through technology and usage research that leads to proposal and adoption of global standards, best-practice sharing, and industry advocacy.
The Open Voice Network emerged from 2016-2018 research on the potential of AI-voice in commerce conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Auto-ID Laboratory, Capgemini Consulting, and the Intel Corporation. In late 2018, seed funding was provided to initiate academic research into AI-voice technologies and standards, and to develop the Open Voice Network.