A Special Webinar Session Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Voice AI can be a powerful tool for improving healthcare access and quality for people around the world, regardless of location, language, or disability. The Bridge2AI Voice Initiative is a project funded by NIH’s Common Fund that aims to use voice as a health biomarker in clinical care by creating ethical and diverse voice databases and developing predictive models to help with screening, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases.
On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which is marked annually on the third Thursday of May, the Open Voice Network hosted two leading experts on voice disorder research and treatment, who also shared details on their work with the Bridge2AI Voice Initiative.
– Dr. Yael Bensoussan – Assistant Professor – Department of Otolaryngology – HNS, Director – USF Health Voice Center, Division Chief – Laryngology Division, University of South Florida
– Dr. Anaïs Rameau – Assistant Professor of Laryngology, Chief of Dysphagia, and Director of New Technologies, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University
Sponsored by the Open Voice Network’s Ethical Use Task Force, this webinar took place on Thursday, 18 May at 18:00 CET / 12:00 Eastern / 09:00 Pacific.
Meet the Panelists
We would like to thank our esteemed panelists for participating in the 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.