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

Participating Companies

Amazon
Microsoft
Salesforce
Spotify
Tencent
Baidu
Bose
Sonos
Sound United
Sony Audio Group
ecobee
Logitech
Harmon Kardon
BMW
Verizon
Orange Telecom
SFR
Free
Intel
Qualcomm
NXP
Mediatek
Amlogic
AMD
Cerence
Tonly
SGW Global
Innomedia
Libre
StreamUnlimited
Linkplay
Sugr
Sagemcom
Disc Vision
MyBox
Arris
Acer
Broadcom
Lifepod
Sensory
Vesper
Yamaha
Aspinity
Creoir
Retune DSP
Surfaceink
Vestel
XMOS
Audi
DSP Group
ambiqmicro
Syntiant
Volkswagen
TIM
Hisense
BBC
TiVo
Synapse | A Cambridge Consultants Company
Synaptics
Midea Group
SENA
Screenmedia
Knowles
Accenture
TEMI
Kakao Corp.
ICON.AI
Bosch
Cardinal Peak
Universal Electronics
Cirrus Logic
Garmin

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