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Open Voice Network

with Jon Stine

The synthetic voice conversation is here. Pull up a seat at the table! Anne is joined by special guest Jon Stine for a bonus Voice & Ai episode. They cover what the Open Voice Network (OVN) is, how to be a part of it, and the importance of asking questions. What are the regulations for synthetic voices, how can VO industry members get involved, and are we willing to create the standards before they’re made for us...

In this bonus Voice & Ai episode, Anne speaks with Jon Stine, leader of Open Voice Network, a community dedicated to creating standards + defining ethics for synthetic voices.

"If we don’t come together as a community & govern ourselves, it will come from the outside or market dominance." - Jon Stine

About Jon Stine

Jon is the executive director of the Open Voice Network, an open source community of the Linux Foundation, dedicated to the development of standards and usage guidelines for the emerging world of voice assistance. Previously with Intel Corporation and Cisco Systems in global sales and marketing leadership, he takes a user-centric approach to technology, asking the important question, what will create optimal value for the individual and enterprise users.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Open Voice Network (OVN) is an industry-led community creating governance of the new Ai landscape.

  2. OVN operates at the intersection of ethical & legal synthetic voice use. #VOBOSS

  3. An industry community can create rules + regulations or major market leaders and government will by default. #VOBOSS

  4. These de facto standards create economic advantage for those who have created them.

  5. Government regulations are created without industry input.

  6. Joining the conversation is free, but requires your time & energy. #VOBOSS

  7. Find a place in the synthetic voice conversation + learn so you can share with the community. #VOBOSS

  8. Creating regulations requires all possibilities to be questioned. #VOBOSS

  9. Regulations keep your data private & secure. Rules ensure consent + transparency during synthetic voice jobs. #VOBOSS

  10. Listen to those who aren’t in voice to understand their outside perspective and perceptions of these changes. #VOBOSS

"It’s essential that the voiceover community is involved in these changes because they absolutely affect us."- Anne

Referenced in this Episode

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Learn more about Open Voice Network
Recorded on ipDTL

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