China Steps up Formulating AVS3 with IIPR
China was stepping up formulation of AVS3 (the third generation of audio-video coding standard) with independent intellectual property rights (IIPR), revealed at the 70th Meeting of Audio Video coding Standard Workshop of China and the 8th Standardized Meeting of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Alliance, which was held in Haikou City, Hainan Province. Gao Wen, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and head of Audio Video coding Standard Workshop of China (the AVS Workshop), said that since the establishment of the AVS Workshop in June 2002, thousands of people have been working tirelessly to overcome difficulties. The development of AVS with IIPR has helped China solve the bottleneck in digital audio video industry; therefore, the country no longer needs to turn to others for help. In this way, AVS has become a symbol of independent innovation in China, saving the country hundreds of millions of Yuan in patent royalties every year. Technologically speaking, it has taken 17 years for AVS to develop from following to leading. This meeting would discuss and solve relevant issues of AVS3, so as to put standards in place as soon as possible.It was reported that the meeting had several sub-meetings, covering different fields such as video group, neural network compression, audio group, AI instruction set, open source platform, digital retina technology and point cloud technology.Over the past 17 years, under the leadership of Gao Wen, more than 30 audio video coding standards (AVS) have been developed, including national, international and industry ones. The first generation AVS+ has covered all digital televisions nationwide, whereas the second generation AVS2 has covered the whole Guangdong province with ultra-high definition. China Central Television (CCTV) has also launched AVS2 ultra-high definition channel on October 1, 2018. At present, the AVS Workshop is working on formulating AVS3 for 8K and 5G applications.
November 5, 2019
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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