Developing design standards for human-centric AI Assistants

The CDI Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing and promoting design standards for conversational AI Assistants that interface with people via chatbots, voice applications, and in the metaverse. We do this through research, education and industry development.

Billions of conversations around the world

Everyday, millions of people interact using conversational interfaces. These conversations take place via chatbots, voice applications, and increasingly, in the metaverse.

The CDI Foundation believes these conversations should be human-centric, inclusive, and empathetic. This is achieved by the adoption for design standards that embody these guiding principles.

The CDI Foundation collaborates with industry stakeholders to create alignment on design standards, workflows, and terminology. Leading organizations are supporting The Manifesto.

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

Organisations who support The Manifesto

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. The CDI Foundation was therefore born with input from all industry stakeholders.

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

Events

CDI Festivals

The CDI 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.

Making AI Speak Human took place on 24 January 2023. 

Beyond Boundaries Global Festival for Conversational AI Professionals will take place in Barcelona in April 2024. Learn more here.  

 

When?

Making AI Speak Human January 2023

Beyond Boundaries April 2024

Where

Virtual

In-person, Barcelona

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 The CDI Foundation?

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