Introducing the TrustMark Initiative of the Open Voice Network
The Open Voice Network is proud to launch the TrustMark Initiative. This program identifies and celebrates the organizations and individuals committed to the principles and core values of trustworthy conversational AI. We encourage you to read our guiding principles below, meet the members of our Advisory Board, and learn how your organization can endorse the TrustMark Initiative.
Guiding Principles of the TrustMark Initiative
Trust is essential for conversational AI systems, which aim to create natural and meaningful interactions between humans and machines. We acknowledge that everyone who contributes to or benefits from these systems has a duty to ensure that they uphold established rights and fosters positive social values.
The vision for trustworthy conversational AI systems consists of six equally important pillars: transparency, inclusivity, accountability, sustainability, privacy, and compliance.
We strive to design, promote, collaborate on, and implement conversational AI solutions that respect these principles. We invite others to join us in this commitment to foster trust and confidence to make voice worthy of user trust.
The Open Voice Network’s Ethical Use Task Force laid the foundation for these pillars in their published white paper Ethical Guidelines for Voice Experiences.
Endorse the TrustMark Initiative
Your help is needed to secure our shared future. The Open Voice Network invites enterprises, organizations, and individuals to endorse and uphold the ethical AI principles
of the TrustMark Initiative. Partner with us in this commitment to foster trust and confidence to make conversational AI worthy of user trust. We also invite you to upload a high-resolution logo file for us to display below.
How You and Your Organization Can Get Involved
Ethical Guidelines for Conversational AI Training Course
The Open Voice Network’s Ethical Use Task Force has developed a free educational course for individuals and organizations who wish to learn more about creating ethical, responsible, and standards-based AI interactions. This self-paced course is available for free through the edX platform and offers further insight on how you and your organization can ensure your use and development of conversational AI meets the standards and guiding principles set forth in the TrustMark Initiative. The video below contains an excerpt from Chapter 3 of this course, titled “Voice Data Analysis.”
Tap the button below to learn more and to enroll in the Ethical Principles for Conversational AI course today.
TrustMark Initiative Self-Assessment Maturity Model
The Open Voice Network is also developing a self-assessment maturity model for organizations who wish to see how their current structure and strategies line up with the guiding principles established by the TrustMark Initiative. Organizations who take part in the maturity model can expect the following:
- Web-based questionnaire that leads your organization through an in-depth self-assessment
- Independent audit conducted on your organization’s framework as it pertains to the TrustMark Initiative
- Upon completion and approval, your organization’s name and logo added to a public list of TrustMark Initiative approved organizations
- Your public pledge of support for the TrustMark Initiative
Check back soon for updates on the TrustMark Initiative self-assessment maturity model currently in development at the Open Voice Network.
Organizations and Individuals Who Have Endorsed the TrustMark Initiative
The Open Voice Network would like to celebrate the organizations and individuals displayed below. These endorsers have committed to the principles and core values of the TrustMark Initiative. Click on each organization’s name to visit their website.
J. Christopher CCV LLC
Frost & Sullivan
Intelligent Health Association
Frost & Sullivan
PLC Advisors, LLC
Clear Arch Health
Wegmans Food Markets
Decision Fish LLC
Larson Technical Services
Open Voice Network
Weill Cornell Medical College
Dream Lab AI
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Studio Resonate | SiriusXM Media
Individual endorsement does not imply organizational endorsement.
TrustMark Initiative Advisory Board
The TrustMark Initiative Advisory Board is made up of industry thought leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the values of the TrustMark Initiative through their organizations and their ongoing work in the field of conversational AI. The Open Voice Network is honored to introduce these nine individuals to the TrustMark Initiative Advisory Board. Please tap each board member’s name to learn more about their background.