1. Survey

Foreword
SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) is an internationally-recognized standards developing organization.  Headquartered and incorporated in the United States of America, SMPTE has members in over 64 countries on six continents.  SMPTE’s Engineering Documents, including Standards, Recommended Practices and Engineering Guidelines, are prepared by SMPTE’s Technology Committees.  Participation in these Committees is open to all with a bona fide interest in their work.  SMPTE cooperates closely with other standards developing organizations, including ISO, IEC, ITU, ATSC, and SCTE.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC) is an industry group where the world’s largest media and technology companies research, identify and evaluate emerging technologies for their industry. ETC is part of USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts.

General Information
SMPTE and the ETC have formed a Joint Task Force on AI/ML .  This Task Force focuses on studying issues relating to AI/ML that may warrant future standardization.  This Questionnaire originates from this Joint Task Force. Please answer as many questions as you can.

What will be done with Responses from this Questionnaire
The information collected in this survey will be presented in a summarized fashion in a report to be issued later by the Joint Task Force.  Responses will be treated as anonymous in the report.  Response documents will not be made available to the public. 

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* 1. Which of the following best describe your job function?

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* 2. Are you primarily a provider or user of AI/ML?

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* 3. What is the size of your organization?

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* 4. What is the size of your team?

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* 5. How would you rate your organization's knowledge of AI/ML

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* 6. How many data scientists or AI/ML engineers do you have in your organization?

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* 7. How many users of AI/ML do you have in your organization?

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* 8. How many creators of AI/ML do you have in your organization?

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* 9. In what areas do you use AI/ML?

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* 10. What is your biggest challenge with deploying AI/ML in your organization?

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* 11. What bottlenecks do you experience in your AI/ML workflows?

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* 12. What aspects of AI/ML that you use heavily are expensive relative to the value created?

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* 13. Which data handoffs are cumbersome or otherwise problematic?

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* 14. What specific types of models do you use, and which present implementation challenges?

  I use this This presents implementation challenges
Convolution NNs / computer vision
Speech recognition
NLP / machine translation
Recommendation engine
Prediction engine
Generative models

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* 15. What specific types of frameworks do you use?

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* 16. What are the biggest pain points in your AI/ML related workflows?

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* 17. Are there handoffs to or from your AI/ML processes where the interfaces or formats are poorly defined or proprietary in nature?

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* 18. How would you assess the potential of AI and ML to drive value for your organization?

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* 19. Please rank the areas in terms of their potential to drive value for your organization

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* 20. What insight about your workflow or your organization do you currently wish you had the most?

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* 21. Please rank the biggest interop challenges you see in the area of AI/ML?

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* 22. What is the bigger interoperability challenge among AI/ML applications?

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* 23. What issues exist with AI/ML that do not directly relate to interoperability, but where standardized practices might be useful?

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* 24. What do you see as the biggest obstacle to deploying AI/ML at scale in your line of work?

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* 25. In what specific areas might a public data register or registration authority be helpful?

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* 26. Do you find discovery of available services to be a major challenge in the AI/ML area?

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* 27. Would a central register help users to discover available services?

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* 28. What opportunities do you see in AI/ML helping to enforce content producers' intellectual property rights?

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* 29. What aspects of AI ethics are you most worried about?

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* 30. Are you worried that you and/or your colleagues' jobs would be at risk if AI/ML systems were deployed at scale in your organization?

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* 31. If you are willing to participate in a follow-up survey, please provide your email address.

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