Those who have been following this blog should already know quite a few things about MPAI. It is fair to say, however, one cannot really be sure say to know everything about any topic, especially one as vast and articulated as MPAI. That is why I recommend you to watch a series of videos where you can see some of the major MPAI players introducing some of the areas MPAI is engaged in. The daunting side is that there are some 3 hours of videos in total :-(, but the relaxing side is that the videos are organised as a playlist :-).

To save you a click, here is the list of videos with a guide to each entry.

# Title Speaker Country
1 Introduction to MPAI Leonardo CH
2 MPAI-AIF – AI Framework Andrea IT
3 MPAI-CAE – Context-based Audio Enhancement Marina US
4 MPAI-MMC – Multimodal Conversation Miran KR
5 MPAI-CUI – Compression and Understanding if Industrial Data Guido IT
6 Reference Software, Conformance and Performance Panos UK
7 MPAI-GME – Governance of the MPAI Ecosystem Paolo UK
8 MPAI-SPG – Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming Marco IT
9 MPAI-EVC – AI-Enhanced Video Coding Roberto IT
10 MPAI-EEV – AI-based End-to-End Video Coding Chuanmin CN
11 MPAI-CAV – Connected Autonomous Vehicles Gianluca IT
12 Conclusions Leonardo CH

Introduction to MPAI made by Leonardo introduces the 4 pillars on which MPAI works: standards development process,, setting IPR Guidelines before developing a standard, component-based AI-based data coding standards and Governance of the AI Ecosystem. A very short introduction of the 5 standards and of some of the current projects follows.

Andrea introduces MPAI-AIF – AI Framework, the standard that sets the context of all MPAI application standards: AI Modules (AIM), AI Workflow (AIW) and, indeed, AI Framework (AIF) and how and AIF implementation can execute AI applications.

Marina introduces MPAI-CAE – Context-based Audio Enhancement, the standard collecting 4 use cases where AI enhances audio to offer an improved user experience.

Miran introduces MPAI-MMC – Multimodal Conversation, the standard collecting 5 use cases where conversation between human and machine is enhanced beyond the traditional speech recognition/synthesis by adding emotion and by representing an avtar whose speech and face are enhanced by emotion.

MPAI-CUI – Compression and Understanding if Industrial Data, presented by Guido, introduces the Company Performance Prediction Use Case where a machine containing a critically important neural network receives financial, organisational and risk data of a company and predicts the company’s probability of default and business continuity, and assigns a governance adequacy index to the company.

Panos presents the foundational notions of Reference Software, Conformance and Performance. Reference Software and Conformance are established notions with a specific variations made by MPAI. Performance is the entirely new notion in standards introduced because of the particular nature of artificial intelligence.

Paolo introduces MPAI-GME – Governance of the MPAI Ecosystem, a foundational standard strictly connected with the preceding presentation because it lays down the rules that govern submission of and access to MPAI standard implementations with attributes of Reliability, Robustness, Replicability and Fairness.

Marco presents MPAI-SPG – Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming a project seeking to mitigate discontinuities caused by high latency or packet losses in online gaming and to detect fake data sent by game players to get an unfair advantage.

Roberto presents MPAI-EEV – AI-based End-to-End Video Coding, a video compression project for a standard that substantially enhances the performance of a traditional video codec by improving or replacing traditional tools with AI-based tools.

Chuanmin describes MPAI-EVC – AI-Enhanced Video Coding, a project seeking to compress video by exploiting AI-based data coding technologies (so called end-to-end coding) without constraints, as there are for MPAI-EVC, by how data processing technologies have been traditionally applied to video coding.

Gianluca walks you through MPAI-CAV – Connected Autonomous Vehicles, project aiming at standardising all IT components required to implement a Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV), i.e., a system capable of moving autonomously based on the data from a range of sensors exploring the environment, and the information transmitted by other sources in range, e.g., CAVs

Finally, presenting the Conclusions Leonardo summarises the gist of the presentation and invites you to join MPAI, share the fun, build the future.