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Geneva, Switzerland – 17 february 2021. At its 5th General Assembly, MPAI has kicked off work on its AI Framework (MPAI-AIF) standard after receiving substantial proposed technologies; is calling for technologies to develop two standards related to audio (MPAI-CAE) and multimodal conversation (MPAI-MMC); will soon be developing the Framework Licence for the next maturing project “Compression and Understanding of Industrial Data” (MPAI-CUI). MPAI has reviewed responses to the call issued 2 months ago for tech­nologies supporting its AI Framework (MPAI-AIF) standard… read more
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers advantages because AI systems can perform tasks that humans may not wish or be able to do, in ways that have degrees of similarity to what humans can do. Asimov proposed the three laws a robot must obey but I am not sure that the field MPAI is currently interested in developing standards for – processing data and producing information –  will need  “laws”. As an AI system user, however, I would like to attach requirements to an AI system I want to use. One such requirement is  that I would like to know how the AI system that I use can up to the result it has produced … read more


Like it or not, we do what the title says – having a conversation with a machine – regularly, with mixed results. Searching for that file in your computer should be easy but it is often not, finding that an email is a hassle, especially when retrieving it is so important, and talking with an information service is often challenge to your nervous system. I have no intention to criticise the – difficult – work that others have done in my – original – signal processing domain, but the results of human-machine conversation are far from satisfactory. Artificial Intelligence promises to do a better job. Since a few months, MPAI… read more


By publishing its Manifesto, MPAI has made clear its strategic analysis of the AI industry, which will be its action points and why they will provide benefits:
#1 Applications using AI are extending in scope and performance. the AI industry is one of the fastest growing industries.
#2 The industry is not developing as fast as it could because there are hurdles. The first is the fact that the AI application development model is based on frameworks that tend to create the well-known walled garden effect. Importing applications is easy but exporting applications is difficult. Importing applications is easy but exporting applications is difficult. … Read more


Use of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is extending to diverse applic­ations yielding one of the fastest-grow­ing markets in the data analysis and service sector. However, AI is developing more slowly than necessary because it lacks operational reference standards compar­able to those that have propelled digital media. Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) has identified data coding as a promising area for standardisation. MPAI considers the “AI module” (AIM) and its inter­faces as the AI building block. The syn­tax and sem­antics of… read more


We are about to leave the year 2020, the year that has seen the most virulent pandemic since about a century, but also the year that has seen the death of MPEG. That changing a thriving organisation like MPEG into an anodyne entity called SC 29 was a rash move at best is now being discovered by the very architects of the move who internally say: SC 29 has an inadequate sharing of its activities with the broader technical community, today’s media leaders participate at a marginal level at best, if at all and the restructuring of SC 29 has created major challenges for this organisation… Read more


On 202/12/21 MPAI has held a teleconference to illustrate the MPAI-AIF Call for Technologies (CfT) and associated Framework Licence (FWL). This article summarises the main points illustrated at the teleconference: What and who is MPAI, the MPAI-AIF Functional Requirements, the MPAI_AIF Call for Technologies and the MPAI-AIF Framework Licence. Miran Choi, an MPAI Director and Chair of the Communication Advisory Committee, recalled the reasons that led to the establishment of MPAI. Over the past 3 decades, media compression standards have allowed manufacturing and services to boom. However,… read more


MPAI has published a Call for Technologies (CfT) for the AI Frame­work standard (MPAI-AIF). MPAI-AIF’goal is to enable set up and execution of mixed processing/infer­ence work­flows made of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and legacy Data Proces-sing com­ponents called AI Modules (AIM). The goal of MPAI-AIF is to enable set up and execution of mixed processing and infer­ence work­flows made of ML, AI and legacy com­ponents… read more


So far, communication standards have been handled in an odd way. They are meant to serve the needs of millions, if not billions of people, still the decisions about what the standards should do are left in the hands of people who, no matter how many, are not billions, not millions, not even thousands. This is the reason why MPAI likes to call itself, as the domain extension says, a “community”… read more


MPAI faces two main challenges to achieve its mission. The first comes from MPAI’s definition of “data” and the other of “data coding”. Together they imply that the area covered by MPAI is broad and the number of standards large. Read how MPAI faces the problem and participate in refining the requirements of MPAI-AIF, likely the first MPAI area to reach standard project status… read more


The Mule appeared in 1988: silos fell into pieces,  collaboration became the rule, a flat and liquid organisation was created in a hierarchical, feudalchaotichypocriticalobtuse and incompetent organisation,  allowing the industry to yield a devices and services turnover of 1.5 T$ per annum.

That is past, now the future… read more


MPAI launches 6 standard projects

MPAI-AIF – Artificial Intelligence Framework
MPAI-CAE – Context-based Audio Enhancement
MPAI-GSA – Integrative Genomic/Sensor Analysis
MPAI-EVC – AI-Enhanced Video Coding
MPAI-SPG – Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming
MPAI-MMC – Multi-Modal Conversationread more

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