Building Open Technical Standards and Ethical Guidelines for Voice Assistance

A Community of the Linux Foundation

Voice / Conversational AI that works like the web – open, standards-based, and interoperable across assistants, platforms, and language models. Voice / Conversational AI that is worthy of user trust – privacy protecting, data respecting, accountable, transparent, inclusive, sustainable, well-governed.

Voice / Conversational AI that works for everyone.

We are vendor-neutral, non-profit incubation projects of the Linux Foundation AI & Data Foundation, dedicated to developing the technical standards and ethical use guidelines for the emerging world of voice / conversational artificial intelligence. We work toward a world in which natural language is the interface to an untold number of information and knowledge sources, and that such access is unfettered, free of platform and language model limitations. We work toward a world in which voice / conversational AI has shown itself worthy of user trust – in its respect of personal privacy, protection of data, transparency, accountability, and inclusivity.

Ethical Use
Identification and Authentication
Synthetic Voice

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


We are helping to build the foundation for interoperability between voice assistance platforms that will allow business to build once and deploy everywhere.

TrustMark Initiative

The home of the Open Voice Network TrustMark Initiative. Six core principles of ethical AI – privacy, transparency, accountability, inclusivity, sustainability, and governance – operationally defined, and translated into educational courses and organizational assessment tools.

Our Mission and Vision

The Open Voice Network projects were formed to enable voice assistance to fulfill its promise.


The Open Voice Network projects will achieve their vision through the communal development and adoption of industry standards and usage guidelines, industry education and advocacy initiatives, and the development and documentation of voice-centric value propositions.


The Open Voice Network projects seek to make voice technology worthy of user trust—a task of critical importance as voice emerges as a primary, multi-device portal to the digital and IOT worlds, and as independent, specialist voice assistants take their place next to general purpose platforms.

The Network

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 projects include an open, inclusive, global community of innovators, technologists, industry practitioners, academics, and ethicists.



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Shared Vision

Brands Committed To Building Ethical Voice Technology

Seeing Change Through Collaboration, Advocacy, & Development of Open Standards for Voice.


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