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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:58 AM

Google Launches Hieroglyphic Translator

Google has launched a new translator for Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics based on machine learning.

The translator is part of Google’s arts & culture application “Fabricius” that has been in development through the Ubisoft Hieroglyphics Initiative first launched at the British Museum in 2017.

In collaboration with Google, the Australian Center for Egyptology, at Macquarie University, Psycle Interactive, Ubisoft, and Egyptologists from around the world, the project was created to determine the possibility of using machine learning to process and collate the language of the Ancient Egyptians.

Hieroglyphics was the formal writing system of Ancient Egypt, with the first decipherable sentence dating to the Second Dynasty (28th century BC). Hieroglyphics combine logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic elements with over 1,000 distinct characters.

With the final closing of pagan temples across Egypt in the 5th century, knowledge of hieroglyphic writing was lost until their decipherment in the 1820s by Jean-François Champollion, with the help of the Rosetta Stone.

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https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/07/google-launches-hieroglyphic-translator/134246

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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 04:26 AM

1. Machine learning blows my mind

I don't know how often I will need to translate hieroglyphics, but AI and machine learning is incredible. On the one hand, the machines are taking over eek. On the other hand, wow.

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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:32 AM

2. do they do cuniform?

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