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

Developer Community.

For conversational AI developers. Primary responsibility: 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.

Ethical Use 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 inclusivity, consent, privacy, and many more; developing and proposing voice-central ethical use frameworks and guidelines.

Education 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 education.

Health & Life Sciences Community

For those using and researching the use of conversational AI in patient care and services delivery. 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 in health and life sciences.

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 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.

China Community.

A collaborative Community created in partnership with the Voice Committee of the China Netcasting Services Association. Dedicated to the sharing of information and innovation regarding conversational AI standards development and conversational AI value propositions, especially those with a potential global reach.

Contact Us

Reach out at hello@openvoicenetwork.org or via the form below.

Our Community participants come from all over the world -- Central and Western Europe, North America, South America, Australia, India, and China. Video-based conference calls are held regularly; asynchronous conversations flow on our Slack Channels, and a growing share drive holds minutes, meeting recordings, and documents.

OVN Communities advise our standing committees on such critical topics as architecture, development tools, enterprise use cases, ethical use and local regulations and issues. They are a sounding board and a review body. The OVN Community members are also the experts who will take key roles on OVN Work and Project Groups, drafting the proposed standards and ethical use guidelines that will enable the future of conversational AI.

Each OVN Community is moderated by one or more Community members, responsible for Community development, meeting planning, and coordination with other OVN activities.

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