The Next Step Forward in Creating Interoperability Standards
The Open Voice Network took the next step forward in creating interoperability standards in our latest webinar: Dialog Events – Negotiation and Delegation Protocols for Collaborating Conversational Assistants.
During this webinar, members of our Architecture Work Group formally announced and published our Dialog Event Specification for voice-agent-to-voice-agent interoperability. Our webinar panelists (Dr. Debbie Dahl, David Attwater, and Emmett Coin) discussed how two conversational assistants negotiate with each other for delegation – the transfer of control between assistants.
The discussion was guided by a demonstration of interoperable assistants using negotiation, delegation, and history protocols. We also shared an overview of our future plans, more details about history, discovery, identification, and authentication, followed by an opportunity for attendee questions and comments.
To lead this webinar, the Open Voice Network welcomed:
Dr. Debbie Dahl – Principal, Conversational Technologies; Senior Technical Advisor, Open Voice Network
David Attwater – Senior Research Scientist, Talkmap; Senior Technical Advisor, Open Voice Network
Emmett Coin – Founder, CTO, and Industrial Poet, ejTalk; Senior Technical Advisor, Open Voice Network
Enjoy the playback recording of the webinar below:
- You’re welcome to join us on this development journey – your participation is welcome in our weekly meetings, or offline, on your own time. Please share your name and contact information here so that we can connect with you, explore your interests, and share some important background information.
- Developers and code-writers can find the details of the specification here in the Open Voice Network GitHub Repository.
- We’re setting up a “Hello World” sandbox for your tests of these specifications. Interested? Please share your name and contact information here.
Meet the Panelists
The Open Voice Network welcomed a trio of technical advisors to lead the Dialog Events webinar. Please click on each panelist’s name to learn more about their background.
The Open Voice Network (OVON), an open source association of The Linux Foundation, seeks 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 Open Voice Network will achieve its 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. As a directed fund of The Linux Foundation, OVON enjoys access to the expertise and shared legal, operational, and marketing services of The Linux Foundation, a world leader in the creation of open source projects and ecosystems.