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Veritone's cognitive AI files now registered as a standard internet media type
Fri, 13th Aug 2021
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Veritone expects its new AI media type to increase aiWARE adoption and accelerate the deployment of AI-powered solutions.

The company, the creator of the AI operating system aiWARE, has announced that the Veritone invented AI Object Notation (AION) has been registered as a standard internet media type for the storage and transmission of cognitive AI data by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

Veritone expects the publicly available AION media type, designed to simplify AI development and deployment, will increase enterprise adoption of aiWARE and accelerate the deployment of AI-powered solutions by MLOps and ModelOps teams.

The media type is application/vnd.veritone.aion+json, and the official file extension is .aion as well as .json. The specification can be found on the IANA Media Types list under a search for Veritone.

According to Veritone, enterprise AI leaders spend significant time, money, and resources building and deploying bespoke AI models, each with different vendor APIs, so they can extract information and insight from hard-to-reach unstructured content such as video, images, audio, text, and data.

Veritone says it has solved this API diversity problem by formalising a unifying, standard way to describe any object or data discovered by AI cognition.

"AI Object Notation provides a universal way to access AI models," says Veritone senior VP of engineering, Al Brown.

"For example, whether vendor A, B, or C is used for speech transcription, developers need only develop integrations once and will have access to all the models. Unlike other AI platforms or point solutions that require programming to only their AI models, aiWARE enables developers to program to this single media type across hundreds of best-of-breed, ready-to-deploy AI models from many vendors - accelerating time to value and requiring no re-programming when underlying model APIs change."

Veritone CEO, Chad Steelberg, says AI Object Notation reflects their commitment to a true AI operating system.

"With the recent public registration of this cognitive AI media type, developers can trust Veritone to make their lives easier with a universal way to program to any AI model deployed on the aiWARE platform or anywhere this media type is used," he says.

The aiWARE platform orchestrates an ecosystem of hundreds of ready-to-deploy machine learning models to transform audio, video, text, and other data sources. Organisations can deploy and scale AI within their applications and business processes, enabling IT leaders to operationalise AI across the enterprise.