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

Geneva, Switzerland – 21 October 2020. The Geneva-based international Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) has concluded its first operational General Assembly adopting 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 […]

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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 […]

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MPAI Application Note #1 Context-based Audio Enhancement (MPAI-CAE)

MPAI Application Note #1 Context-based Audio Enhancement (MPAI-CAE) Proponents: Michelangelo Guarise, Andrea Basso (VOLUMIO)  Description: The overall user experience quality is highly dependent on the context in which audio is used, e.g. Entertainment audio can be consumed in the home, in the car, on public transport, on-the-go (e.g. while doing sports, running, biking) etc. Voice communications: […]

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The two main MPAI purposes

One reason for creating MPAI is to respond to the needs of the MPEG constituency, ill-served by ISO’s self-imposed “FRAND” constraints and by its lack of reaction to the changes of the industry induced by MPEG standards and the effects wrought by industry changes on MPEG itself. MPAI intends to reverse the trend that has […]

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Leaving FRAND for good

Fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) is the combination of adjectives that have been commonly used to indicate the way patent holders intended to licence their technologies in standards produced by many standardisation bodies and industry fora. Decades ago, these adjectives were easily applicable to a standard. When JVC submitted their VHS cassette recording system to […]

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Better information from data

What is data Data can be defined as the digital representation of an entity. The entity can have different attributes be physical, virtual, logical or other. A river may be represented by its length, its average width, its max, min, average flow, the coordinates of its bed from the source to its mouth and so […]

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