The Linux Foundation launches Open Voice Network to build industrywide digital assistant standards

A nonprofit association has several high-profile partners with the goal of building inclusive, open source secure standards for the next frontier in computer-human interaction.

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The Linux Foundation has announced a new initiative aimed at creating global, open-source standards for the ever-growing voice assistant market. Called the Open Voice Network, the Linux Foundation said it will “allow for community-wide contributions that will accelerate conversational AI standards rollout and adoption.”

Founding partners of the Open Voice Network include Target, Microsoft, Schwarz Gruppe, Wegmans Food Markets, Veritone and T-mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom, giving the OVN several high-profile participants with the power to carry out its objectives.

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