Standards for Recording Preservation

Leonardo Chiariglione

MPAI, President and Chairman of the Board

Bio: Leonardo Chiariglione obtained his MS degree from the Polytechnic of Turin and his Ph. D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He has been at the forefront of a range of initiatives that have helped shape media technology and business as we know them today. Among these is the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) standards committee which he founded and chaired for 32 years. In September 2020 he proposed and launched MPAI – Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence, a non-profit organisation developing AI-enabled data coding standards while bridging the gap between standards and their practical use. In just three years, MPAI has produced 9 technical specifications ranging from audio enhancement to human-machine conversation, company performance prediction, AI app execution. Three new projects are running. Dr Chiariglione is the recipient of several awards: among these are the IBC John Tucker Award, the Eduard-Rhein Foundation Award, the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, and the Kilby Foundation Award. From 2004 to 2020 he was the CEO of CEDEO,net, a company providing advanced technologies, solutions, and services and advising major multinationals on digital media matters. Currently he is the President. Additional information at

Topic: Standards for Recording Preservation

Preservation of media content stored on old magnetic carriers is important because they often include vital information that risks to be lost forever. One critical consideration is the cost of preserving old media and associated information. MPAI (Moving Picture, Audio, and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence) has developed Audio Recording Preservation, the first of a series of AI-based standards offering an economic yet high-quality way to achieve the goal.