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Dr Marina Bosi to give keynote address on perceptual audio encoding at AES Milan Convention

The 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention address will explore current audio coding technologies and advancements

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) will take a deep look at the impact of digital audio coding during its AES Milan Convention keynote address. 

Dr Marina Bosi, former AES President and consulting professor at Stanford University will deliver the address ‘How Perceptual Audio Coding Has Shaped Our Lives.’

Dr Bosi’s speech, taking place on May 23, 2018, will review the history, as well as look to the future, of coding technologies and practices, from both production and consumer standpoints.

Taking place from May 23–26 at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy, the AES Milan Convention will explore a diverse array of audio engineering topics and the diverse personalities and insights behind audio production and technologies from around the world.

In her presentation, Dr Bosi will examine some of the major shifts in audio consumption and how they represent new challenges and opportunities in coding audio for entertainment, information and other purposes, addressing the questions: “Who would have guessed 20 years ago that everybody would be clamouring for devices with MP3/AAC perceptual audio coders that fit into their pockets? As perceptual audio coders become more and more part of our daily lives, residing within mobile devices, DVDs, broad/webcasting, electronic distribution of music, etc., a natural question to ask is: what made this possible, and where is this going?”

“Based upon her deep experience in digital media coding research and standards, Dr Bosi will offer unique insights into the widespread use of these technologies in applications ranging from production and distribution to the consumer experience,” said AES Convention Committee co-chair Nadja Wallaszkovits. “Dr Bosi’s background also provides the foundation for an informed view of the future of digital media that will no doubt prove enlightening.”

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