Geneva, Switzerland – 20 December 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 39th General Assembly (MPAI-39) approving the publication of the Context-based Audio Enhancement standard and Object and Scene Description standard for Community Comments.

The draft of the Context-based Audio Enhancement (MPAI-CAE) Version 2.1 standard enhances the compatibility of the Audio with the Visual and the Audio-Visual Scene Description specified by the draft Object and Scene Description (MPAI-OSD) standard. Both are published with requests for Community Comments. These are due by 2024/01/23T23:59 UTC and 17T23:58 UTC, respectively, to

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

  1. AI Framework (MPAI-AIF): reference software, conformance testing, and application areas.
  2. AI for Health (MPAI-AIH): reference model and technologies for a system enabling clients to improve models processing health data and federated learning to share the training.
  3. Context-based Audio Enhancement (CAE-DC): new projects are brewing.
  4. Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MPAI-CAV): Functional Requirements of the data used by the MPIA-CAV – Architecture standard.
  5. Compression and Understanding of Industrial Data (MPAI-CUI): preparation for an extension to existing standard that includes support for more corporate risks.
  6. Human and Machine Communication (MPAI-HMC): model and technologies enabling a human or a machine to communicate with a machine or a human in a different cultural environment.
  7. Multimodal Conversation (MPAI-MMC): drafting reference software and conformance testing, and exploring new areas.
  8. MPAI Metaverse Model (MPAI-MMM): reference software and metaverse technologies requiring standards.
  9. Neural Network Watermarking (MPAI-NNW): reference software for enhanced applications.
  10. Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF): reference software, conformance testing and new areas.
  11. End-to-End Video Coding (MPAI-EEV): video coding using AI-based End-to-End Video coding.
  12. AI-Enhanced Video Coding (MPAI-EVC). video coding with AI tools added to existing tools.
  13. Server-based Predictive Multiplayer Gaming (MPAI-SPG): technical report on mitigation of data loss and cheating.
  14. XR Venues (MPAI-XRV): development of the standard.

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