Communities

The Voice of Voice Practitioners Worldwide

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.

The Open Voice Network Communities

We will see change through collaboration, advocacy, and development of standards.

Developer Community

For conversational AI developers. Primary responsibilities: developing technology-neutral guidance for voice designers and strategists worldwide and advising the OVN Technical Committee on the issues, opportunities, and requirements for proposed conversational AI technical standards.

Designer & Strategist Community

For conversational AI designers, linguists and strategists. Primary responsibility: advising the OVN Technical and Outreach Committees on enterprise use cases – the value propositions (and related requirements and dependencies) of conversational AI.

Education Steering Team Community

For educators using and researching the use of conversational AI for classroom and remote learning. Primary responsibility: advising the entirety of the Open Voice Network as to the why, the what, the how, and the legal requirements and ethical use of conversational AI for K-12 education.

Ethical Use Task Force Community

For all conversational AI practitioners, researchers, and enthusiasts committed to a better future. Primary responsibility: advising the entirety of the Open Voice Network on issues of privacy, consent, inclusivity, and many more; developing and proposing voice-central ethical use frameworks and guidelines.

Commerce Industries Community

For those using and researching the use of conversational AI in the retail and consumer products industries. Primary responsibility: advising the entirety of the Open Voice Network on the value propositions, use cases, and dependencies, and as to the why, the what, the how, and the legal requirements and ethical use of conversational AI in retail and consumer products.

Europe Community

For European voice practitioners and industry associations. Primary responsibility: to ensure that the entirety of the Open Voice Network hears clearly the voice of European conversational AI, and specifically on topics of regulation, requirements, inclusivity, value propositions, and ethical use.

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