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jon stine

executive director open voice network

united states

17 february 2021

Jon shares his journey from observing the trend of voice assistants in the market to creating the Open Voice Network and serving as its Executive Director.  If you are interested in learning, and perhaps joining, the group of people literally creating the future of voice assistants, this episode will be very interesting for you.  As Jon shares in the conversation, it is likely that most or all AI will be communicating through voice as an interface.  We also bring the conversation to the very practical, with some tips and advice on how to start your own journey into voice.

bio

Fifteen years in retail. Twenty years in high tech sales and consulting. Creator of future-shifting reference projects in Europe, Asia, and the States. Now leading the non-profit asking the critical questions of voice technology — and developing the standards at the core of user trust. Global citizen who lives in Portland, Oregon.

The Open Voice Network: developing the standards and usage guidelines that will make voice assistance worthy of user trust. A non-profit industry association, independently governed and funded, that is a directed fund of the Linux Foundation.

tips

Here are some of the most common voice assistants for home use:

  1. Siri by Apple
  2. Google Assistant
  3. Alexa by Amazon
  4. Microsoft’s Cortana

As we discussed in the conversation, if you want to just have a little fun, talk to your Apple device and say, “Hey Siri…” and when the voice assistant wakes up, ask, “Can you beatbox?”   Enjoy!

This episode is part of the Open Voice Network series.

The Open Voice Network is a neutral, non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of the standards and ethical use guidelines that will make voice worthy of user trust. It operates as a directed fund of The Linux Foundation, and is independently funded and governed.​

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