ISCA Archive SPSC 2022
ISCA Archive SPSC 2022

The five issues between voice and its value

Jon Stine

How big should voice be? How big can voice become? For some, conversational AI is a toy-like technology of convenience – an alarm, a music player, a teller of tales and news headlines. For businesses, conversational AI is most often a technology of automation and efficiency – one that alleviates call center burdens. But let’s pause and consider, for a moment, the possibilities. Here is an inclusive interface that will soon be resident on every digital device – in a world where every device is digital. Here’s a capability that will exist within every website, every smart system, every AI. We’re at the edge – and let’s dare to say it – of a worldwide voice web. Join Jon Stine, Executive Director of the Open Voice Network, a community of the Linux Foundation, for an exploration of where voice is, where it can go (for optimal societal and economic benefit), and what stands in its way. (Spoiler alert: he’s going to talk about interoperability and data ownership.)


Cite as: Stine, J. (2022) The five issues between voice and its value. Proc. 2nd Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication,

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  author={Jon Stine},
  title={{The five issues between voice and its value}},
  year=2022,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication},
  pages={}
}