The MPEG frontier

Introduction MPEG has developed standards in many areas. One the latest is compression of DNA reads from high-speed sequencing machines and is now working on Compression of Neural Networks for Multimedia Content Description and Analysis. How could a group who was originally tasked to develop standards for video coding for interactive applications on digital storage […]

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The Mule, Foundation and MPEG

What do the three entities of the title have to do together? The second entity is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy,  the tale of an organisation, actually more than one, established by Hari Seldon, who had invented psychohistory. According to that fictional theory the responses of large human populations to certain stimuli will remain the same […]

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