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A new way to develop useful standards

So far, communication standards have been handled in an odd way. Standards are meant to serve the needs of millions, if not billions of people, still the decision about the existence of a standard and what a standard should do is in the hands of people who, no matter how many, are not billions, not millions, not even thousands. This situation is the end point of the unilateral approach adopted by inventors starting, one can say, from Gutenberg’s moving characters…

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A new channel between industry and standards

The challenges of MPAI standardisation Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) is a standards organisation with the mission to develop data coding standards that have Artificial Intelligence as its core enabling technology. MPAI faces two main challenges to achieve its missions. The first comes from MPAI’s definition of “data”: any digital representation of a real or computer-generated entity. As any living being, or human organisation generates data, and they are more and more pervasive, the scope…

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From media compression, to data compression, to AI-enabled data coding

Communication and standard are synonyms: to communicate the symbols that convey our messages must be agree upon, i.e. made standard. Humans have left traces of messages dating back to several thousands of years ago, as in the case of the image of a bison found in the Cave of Altamira. We also have more recent traces of messages of which we often know or have derived syntax and semantics going back several thousands of years ago. Examples are in the…

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MPAI launches 6 standard projects on audio, genomics, video, AI framework, multiuser online gaming and multimodal conversation

Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) has adopted 6 areas of work, due to become standardisation projects. MPAI-CAE – Context-based Audio Enhancement is an area that uses AI to improve the user experience for a variety of uses such as entertainment, communication, teleconferencing, gaming, post-production, restoration etc. in such contexts as in the home, in the car, on-the-go, in the studio etc. allowing a dynamically  optimised user experience. MPAI-GSA – Integrative Genomic/Sensor Analysis is an area…

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What is MPAI going to do?

Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence – MPAI – has been devised as an international non-profit organisation with the mission to take over the baton from old-style compression to the new AI-based compression . This will take compression performance to new levels, extend the benefits of compression to all industries beset by huge amounts of data and give them the possibility not only to save costs from compression, but to get more out of their data. Now…

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A new organisation dedicated to data compression standards based on Artificial Intelligence

Geneva, 30 September 2020. Today, Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence – MPAI – has been established as an international non-profit organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, at a conference call attended by 33 members from 15 countries. One driving force behind MPAI is the need to have an organisation, responsive to industry needs, that devel­ops data cod­ing standards for a range of applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as its core enabling techn­ology. In the past, the sheer reduction…

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