Geneva, Switzerland – 30 September 2022. Today the international, non-profit, unaffiliated Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) standards developing organisation has concluded its 24th General Assembly (MPAI-24). Among the outcomes is the appointment of MPAI Store, a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Scotland, as the “MPAI Store” referenced to by the Governance of the MPAI Ecosystem standard (MPAI-GME).

The tasks of the MPAI Store are critical for the operation of the MPAI Ecosystem. Some of these are:

  1. Operation on a cost-recovery basis.
  2. Registration Authority function, i.e., assignment of an ID to implementers.
  3. Testing of implementations of MPAI technical specifications submitted by implementers.
  4. Labelling of implementations based on the verified interoperability level.
  5. Distribution of implementations via high-availability ICT infrastructure.

MPAI-24 has reiterated the deadline extension for submitting responses to the Calls for Technologies on AI Framework, Multimodal Conversation, and Neural Network watermarking until the 24th of October. The link to all documents relevant to the Calls can be found on the MPAI website.

MPAI develops data coding standards for applications that have AI as the core enabling technology. Any legal entity supporting the MPAI mission may join MPAI, if able to contribute to the development of standards for the efficient use of data.


So far, MPAI has developed 5 standards (not italic in the list below), is currently engaged in extending 2 approved standards (underlined) and is developing another 10 standards (italic).



Name of standard Acronym Brief description
AI Framework MPAI-AIF Specifies an infrastructure enabling the execution of implementations and access to the MPAI Store.
Context-based Audio Enhancement MPAI-CAE Improves the user experience of audio-related applications in a variety of contexts.
Compression and Understanding of Industrial Data MPAI-CUI Predicts the company’s performance from governance, financial, and risk data.
Governance of the MPAI Ecosystem MPAI-GME Establishes the rules governing the submission of and access to interoperable implementations.
Multimodal Conversation MPAI-MMC Enables human-machine conversation emulating human-human conversation.
Avatar Representation and Animation MPAI-ARA Specifies descriptors of avatars impersonating real humans.
Connected Autonomous Vehicles MPAI-CAV Specifies components for Environment Sensing, Autonomous Motion, and Motion Actuation.
End-to-End Video Coding MPAI-EEV Explores the promising area of AI-based “end-to-end” video coding for longer-term applications.
AI-Enhanced Video Coding MPAI-EVC Improves existing video coding with AI tools for short-to-medium term applications.
Integrative Genomic/Sensor Analysis MPAI-GSA Compresses high-throughput experiments’ data combining genomic/proteomic and other data.
Mixed-reality Collaborative Spaces MPAI-MCS Supports collaboration of humans represented by avatars in virtual-reality spaces.
MPAI Metaverse Model MPAI-MMM Development of a reference model to guide the creation of Interoperable Metaverse Instances.
Neural Network Watermarking MPAI-NNW Measures the impact of adding ownership and licensing information to models and inferences.
Visual Object and Scene Description MPAI-OSD Describes objects and their attributes in a scene.
Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming MPAI-SPG Trains a network to compensate data losses and detects false data in online multiplayer gaming.
XR Venues MPAI-XRV XR-enabled and AI-enhanced use cases where venues may be both real and virtual.


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