Geneva, Switzerland – 22 November 2023. MPAI, Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence, the international, non-profit, and unaffiliated organisation developing AI-based data coding standards has concluded its 38th General Assembly (MPAI-38) approving the release of a new version of its Neural Network Watermarking reference software and the start of the development of the new XR Venues – Live Theatrical Stage Performance standard.

The new version of the Neural Network Watermarking (MPAI-NNW) reference software makes it possible to upgrade conventional AI-based processing workflows with traceability and integrity checking functions. For instance, it is now possible to add AI Modules to an MPAI-AIF workflow to detect whether a particular text was indeed produced by the expected service or AI Module (AIM). Register to attend the online presentation on 2023/12/12T15:00 UTC.

The XR Venues (MPAI-XRV) – Live Theatrical Stage Performance standard project specifies functions and interfaces of AI Modules designed to automate live multisensory immersive stage performances which ordinarily require extensive on-site show control staff to operate. By running AI Workflows (AIW) composed of AIMs, it will be possible to obtain a more direct, precise yet spontaneous show implementation and control of multiple complex systems to achieve the show director’s vision.

MPAI is continuing its work plan that involve the following activities:

  1. AI Framework (MPAI-AIF): reference software, conformance testing, and application areas.
  2. AI for Health (MPAI-AIH) development of the standard.
  3. Context-based Audio Enhancement (CAE-DC): new projects are bewing.
  4. Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MPAI-CAV): Functional Requirements of data used by the CAV architecture.
  5. Compression and Understanding of Industrial Data (MPAI-CUI): preparation for an extension to existing standard.
  6. Multimodal Conversation (MPAI-MMC): reference software, drafting conformance testing, and new areas.
  7. MPAI Metaverse Model (MPAI-MMM): reference software and metaverse technologies requiring standards.
  8. Neural Network Watermarking (MPAI-NNW): reference software for enhanced applications.
  9. Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF): reference software, conformance testing and new areas.
  10. End-to-End Video Coding (MPAI-EEV): video coding using AI-based End-to-End Video coding.
  11. AI-Enhanced Video Coding (MPAI-EVC). video coding with AI tools added to existing tools.
  12. Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming (MPAI-SPG): technical report on mitigation of data loss and cheating.
  13. XR Venues (MPAI-XRV): development of the standard.

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