Developing design standards for human-centric AI Assistants

CDI Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing design standards for conversational AI Assistants that interface with people via chatbots, voice applications, and in the meta-verse.

Billions of conversations around the world

Everyday millions of people interact with companies via conversational interfaces. These conversations take place via chatbots, voice applications, and increasingly more in the meta-verse.

 

CDI Foundation believes these conversations should be human-centric, inclusive, and empathetic. This is done best by seeking support and adoption for design standards that embody these guiding principles.

Therefore, CDI Foundation collaborates with industry stakeholders to create alignment on design standards, workflows, and terminology. Leading organizations are supporting the Conversation Design Manifesto and are promoting its message.

Want to support CDI Foundation and find a way to contribute?

Supporting CDI Foundations helps accelerate the adoption of human-centric, inclusive, and empathetic standards for designing conversational AI Assistants.

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About the
CDI Foundation

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Working together

The best way to create human-centric and inclusive conversational experiences at scale, is by having adoption of design standards that embody these principles. CDI Foundation was therefore born with input from all industry stakeholders.

Proper standards allow universities to train students better, it then allow enterprises to hire and onboard people faster, and they assure technology companies that there is a large group of people qualified to put conversational products to good use.

Upcoming events

Conversation Design Festival

Conversation Design Festival celebrates the people working in conversational AI. Learn from the best teams, technology companies, enterprises, and thought leaders, how they apply the standards that help them create human-centric and inclusive AI Assistants.

Make sure you don’t miss the next one!

When?

28 — 29 June 2022

Where

Virtual

Conversation Design Festival

At our industry event, we celebrate the people working in conversational AI. They are the ones ensuring human-centric AI Assistants at scale.

Open source job description

To seek more adoption of job titles and underlying skillsets, CDI Foundation is open sourcing job descriptions for Conversation Designers, Conversational Copywriters, AI Trainers, and Conversational Engineers.

Ongoing research

In an ever changing landscape, it’s important to continue to do research on best practices in conversation design.

Scholarships

AI Assistants are a reflection of the people that create them. For AI Assistants to be inclusive, it’s important that a diverse group of people is creating them.

CDI Foundation therefore wants to encourage as many people as possible to join the field. Our scholarship program is a way to encourage people and to lower the barrier for people with the right background and motivation.

About us

AI Assistants deserve good conversation design standards. We seek to deliver this by honoring core principles that guide all that we do

Want to support CDI Foundation and find a way to contribute?

Supporting CDI Foundations helps accelerate the adoption of human-centric, inclusive, and empathetic standards for designing conversational AI Assistants.