The Conversational AI Leadership Council to roll out ethical guardrails for LLM-based AI models at April's Project Voice 2023
First Avenue, a club in Minneapolis, was one of the first to book Black performers amidst a racially-segregated music scene for decades leading up to the 80’s. It was also home to some of Prince’s most legendary performances, including a set in 1983 from which recordings were later used in the film Purple Rain.
Prince’s performance of Computer Blue, part of this August 3, 1983, performance to a sold out audience, is considered historic. It contains a famous guitar solo heard only here, in terms of his live performances, and is one of the few times he ever performed this tune live over the course of his entire life and musical career.
It is hard to watch this performance and not think about how the people in this audience had absolutely no clue that they were witnessing the dawn of a talent that would re-shape music for decades to come.
The Conversational AI Leadership Council will consist of approximately 300 organizations that have nothing to do with creating the technology, but rather are buyers looking to invest in conversational AI products and services. These are medium to large organizations that have never attended Project Voice before or had even heard of it, prior to attending this April.
Alongside them, we will invite a designated representative from a large number of conversational AI service providers listed on the Conversational AI Industry Landscape Map.
The existence of the Conversational AI Leadership Council by itself is newsworthy, but at the conference, these individuals will be invited to sign a statement on ethics and integrity around large language model AI systems (such as OpenAI's ChatGPT or Google's Bard) that will most certainly make news.
This is a partnership between Project Voice and the Open Voice Network, the conversational AI advocacy group that is part of the Linux Foundation.
If you are a sponsor or partner of Project Voice 2023: The World of Conversational AI, we will be speaking with you about this if we haven't already. If you're not, we invite you to join us while we still have spots available this week and next. (Email email@example.com for sponsorship information.)
If you're looking just to register and attend the conference, registration (along with the conference agenda) can be found here.
The agenda has now been posted for the first Project Voice Women's Summit. We welcome Oita Coleman, a top technology leader who is one of a select few to be invited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to attend their summit around voice technology, and Karen Webster, a celebrity-level fintech and media executive who is best known as CEO and founder of PYMNTS.com.
This is an unprecedented networking opportunity as far as conversational AI goes. Consequently, we are working diligently to field and accommodate as many requests as possible for women seeking to attend.
Honorees of the Women Leaders of Conversational AI, Class of 2023, need not purchase a pass to Project Voice 2023 as their registration is comped, but those wanting to attend this who are not part of that group absolutely should register for the conference prior to contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting ability to attend.
Over 500 people have signed up for the February 21 Project Voice Capital Partners webinar on ChatGPT and the impact it has had on the rest of the conversational AI landscape. We expect this webinar to fill up at its capacity of 1000 registrants, who will receive copies of the audio and video proceedings after the webinar concludes.
This webinar will include a discussion around the creation of the Conversational AI Industry Landscape Map, and more importantly, a conversation with PVCP venture partner and highly successful entrepreneur Adam Cheyer in which he shares his views and perspective on the ascension of LLM-based AI models.
You can register for the webinar here.
And for accredited investors interested in learning more about Project Voice Capital Partners Rolling Fund, which closes the window for Q1 investments in a couple of weeks, go here.
Next week, look for a newsletter sizing up a number of recent conversational AI studies and reports that you won’t want to miss.