About the project
whoelse.ai develops interoperability protocols for the Internet of Voice
Let's make AIs talk to each other!
whoelse.ai develops a protocol that voice AIs use to process human language in standardized format. Everybody knows Siri and Alexa. But actually, more than 1000 voice AI providers compete world-wide. Research labs, industry solutions, and startups compete across voice AI use cases and input languages. Bias in voice AI is a problem with two dimensions: (i) Input: Every user speaks individually different (accents, slang, vocabularies). (ii) Interpretation: Every use case requires a different NLP model. Voice AI capabilities vary across input languages. To solve this Babylonian problem of voice AI, we suggest a shared addressing system. Similar to how Tim Berner’s Lee initially invented the URL protocol, we suggest establishing a namespace protocol for voice AIs.
The whoelse.ai idea is based on Noam Chomsky's theory about language "hard-wired" in the human thinking: We  demonstrate that "who else?" questions exhibit properties being such a Universal Grammar (UG) and are thus extremely easy to remember, and flexible to compose for all types of intents. Once learned, users automatically know how to ask for any other request they can think of.

Today user usually must speak to voice assistants in a format compliant to the navigation logic of voice AI app stores: "Hey Alexa, open MyTaxi" or "Hey Alexa, open Delivery Hero". Voice AI users are required to remember a different brand (skill) name for each service.
Average people recall only 3.7 brands during 80% of their time. Users prefer actually to speak with voice AIs like they would speak to other humans. They do not want to recall a different name for every other feature. This is why our long-term idea is to establish "who else" questions as universal wake words that all voice AIs understand and every user knows.

It much nicer to remember a single phrase instead of many brands: "Apartment who else?", "Delivery who else?", "Date who else?". It's however not important for our business model. Voice AI users can speak however they want. whoelse.ai initially only provides a protocol to store voice commands in a simplified format.

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