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MPAI standards and AI explainability

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers great advantages to humans because an appropriately designed AI system can perform tasks that humans may not wish or be able to do, in ways that have degrees of similarity to what humans do. Advances of AI promise to continuously improve AI system performance. In the early 1940's, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov devised the three laws a robot must obey: 1. don't injure a human or allow a human to be injured, 2. obey a…

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Having a conversation with a machine

Like it or not, we do what the title says regularly, with mixed results. Searching for that file in your computer should be easy but often it is not, finding that an email is a hassle, especially when retrieving it is so important, and talking to an information service is often a challenge to your nervous system. I have no intention to criticise the – difficult – work that others have done in my own - original - domain, but…

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Opacity or transparency?

By publishing its Manifesto, MPAI has made clear in a few sentences its strategic analysis of the AI industry, what 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…

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AI-based Data Coding Standardization

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…

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What is the state of MPAI work?

Introduction 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 as an organisation. 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. THey now say: SC 29 has an inadequate sharing of its activities with…

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An introduction to the MPAI-AIF Call for Technologies

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: Whay and who is MPAI, the MPAI-AIF Functional Requirements, the MPAI_AIF Call for Technologies and the MPAI-AIF Framework Licence. The powerpoint presentation is here. 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…

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