Voice Interoperability Initiative

Committed to providing customers choice and flexibility to interact with multiple voice services

Our Mission

In a world with multiple voice services each with different capabilities, we believe customers should have the freedom to choose their preferred service for any task. We aim to deliver this experience through multiple, simultaneous voice services on the same product, each with its own ‘wake word’ or invocation name—enabling customers to talk to the service of their choice in a secure manner by simply saying its name.

Customer Choice

Building voice-enabled devices that promote customer choice and flexibility through multiple, simultaneous wake words

Secure Interoperability

Developing voice services that can work seamlessly with others while protecting the privacy and security of customers

Technology Solutions

Releasing technologies and solutions that make it easier to integrate multiple voice services on a single product

Research and Development

Accelerating machine learning and conversational AI research to improve the breadth, quality and interoperability of voice services

"Multiple simultaneous wake words provide the best option for customers. Utterance by utterance, customers can choose which voice service will best support a particular interaction. It's exciting to see these companies come together in pursuit of that vision."

-- Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon

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