2021 . 03 . 17

AI-Café presents: Video Compression turns to Artificial Intelligence

March 17th, 2021 (from 3 PM to 4PM CET)


Roberto Iacoviello

(Lead Research Engineer at RAI R&D)

Description of the Talk:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are used in more and more applications yielding one of the fastest-growing research in data analysis. Their usage can now be found in a wide range of applications, including Image Processing, Image Enhancement and, recently, Video Coding. Users demand high resolutions, a wide range of colors and richer details under bandwidth constraints.

For this purpose, current state of the art image and video compression algorithms (e.g. High-Efficiency Video Coding - HEVC - and its successor Versatile Video Coding - VVC) has some limitations: they are agnostic to the semantics of data being compressed as they work at low level (i.e., pixel level), and they perform an exhaustive search for rate-distortion optimization. In order to produce more accurate and visually pleasing pictures at much higher compression levels, new generations of AI-empowered compression standards are needed.

Speaker's short bio:

Roberto Iacoviello graduated from Politecnico di Torino. Since 2007 he has been working at the Rai R&D where he has developed the following skills: End to end video compression for broadcast, Computer Vision Algorithms, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Multimodal interfaces for TV, Smartphones and Head Mounted Displays. His current research focuses on Artificial Intelligence applied to video compression and point clouds, next-generation TV Services, in particular Augmented Reality in broadcast television. He follows the activities of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) and actively participates in MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) and MPAI (Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence) meetings. He has been working on several EC-funded projects among which 5G-City and, at present, 5G-TOURS and AI4MEDIA.

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AI-Café Team

Carmen Mac Williams Organizer, and Moderator of the AI-Cafe. She is the Director of the company Grassroots Arts, and a partner in the European AI4media project.

Emma and Theresa Co-organisers and co-moderators for this new season of Café Season. They are Research Assistants at Grassroots Arts.

This Café is organized by Grassroots Arts. If you have questions about the organisation of this AI-Café or if you want to become a Speaker yourself in one of the next Web Cafe Sessions, please contact carmen@grassroots-arts.eu.

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