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Connected Autonomous Vehicles in MPAI

For about a year, MPAI has developed Use Cases and Functional Requirements for the Connected Autonomous Vehicles (MPAI-CAV) project, and the document has reached a good maturity. MPAI is now publishing the results achieved so far on this and other web sites, on social networks and newsletters. Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) is an international, unaffiliated, non-profit organisation with the mission is to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled data coding specifications, with clear Intellectual Property…

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Conversing with a machine

It will take some time before we can have a casual  conversation with a machine, but there is significant push by the industry to endow machines with the ability to hold even limited forms of conversation with humans. The MPAI-MMC standard, approved on 30th of September provides two significant examples. The first is Conversation with Emotion (MMC-CWE) depicted in Figure 1. it assumes there is a machine that responds to user queries. The query can be about the line of…

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Celebrating the anniversary of the first MPEG standard

For the first 10 years, the cadence of MPEG meeting was March-July November. In addition to these 3 meetings per year, a number of other meetings were added to cope with the hectic rhythms of development of the first standards. The total number of meetings was 43, which makes about 4 meetings a year. If we consider that MPEG had 130 meetings, i.e., 32 years, until its end in 2020, the average meeting frequency remained constant at 4 per year.…

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AI-based End-to-End Video Coding takes off

The article Video coding remains a priority – adding a new goal offered some arguments in support of the 12th MPAI General Assembly (MPAI-12) decision to initiate a new project called AI-based End-to-End Video Coding with acronym MPAI-EEV. A meeting was held on the 6th of September. The reasons why MPAI was created one year ago with what mission (“develop AI-centred data coding standards”) and based on which foundations (New process to improve old shortcomings, Framework for AI standards, Framework…

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MPAI celebrates its first anniversary approving 3 standards for publication

Geneva, Switzerland – 30 September 2021. Today, at its 12th General Assembly, the Moving Pic­ture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) standards developing organisation has approved 3 standards for publication as MPAI standards. Established exactly one year ago as an international, unaffiliated, not for profit association, MPAI is proud to announce that the first two AI-powered standards approved today serve two of the many industries targeted by MPAI: financial risk assessment and human-to-machine communic­ation. The 3rd standard addresses…

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Even the stars die – A summary

Born on 29th of January 1988, the Moving Picture Experts Group – MPEG – pas­sed away on the 2nd of June 2020 at the age of 32, hit by 12 stabbers. Especially some of those who had been most benefitted pounced on it. Ten rose in its defence but were outnumbered. Five looked without intervening. The book  talks extensively and at different levels about what drove the MPEG mission and the results of its 386 months of activity. In simple…

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