This July, I’ll be returning to the VOICE Summit in New Jersey to continue sharing the necessity of an open, collaborative voice solution that is independent from Big Tech.
VOICE Summit is where innovators in the field of voice gather to share ideas. I attended last year to introduce the attendees to the Open Alternative in voice, and Mycroft was very well received. I’ll be working to recruit more developers into our Community, and demonstrate that they can deploy voice technology without going into orbit around the behemoths of Big Tech.
I’ll also discuss the progress that open voice solutions like Mycroft made in the past year and the pitfalls of closed solutions. Big Tech continues to acquire voice technology companies. Microsoft acquired Semantic Machines last May, Apple acquired PullString in February, Jibo’s IP has been acquired by a venture firm. The early voice market is understandably volatile, but users, developers, and enterprises alike can bet on an open solution being something they can maintain well into the future.
Mycroft’s First Officer, a serial entrepreneur and Air Force Officer, Joshua brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to the Mycroft team. He is a strong supporter of the open ethos, net neutrality and consumer privacy. Joshua lives in Holualoa, Hawaii with his wife and co-founder Kris Adair.