Take a trip to Ancient Egypt and have fun deciphering hieroglyphs with the help of artificial intelligence

Take a trip to Ancient Egypt and have fun deciphering hieroglyphs with the help of artificial intelligence

The 15th of July marks the date of the discovery of the Pedra de Roseta, whose text was an essential tool to help researchers discover the mysteries of Egyptian hyerglyphs, one that constitutes a writing system known to only a few members of the society of the Ancient Egypt.

Now, with the help of Fabricius, you can also venture to decipher hyerglyphs through Artificial Intelligence and use the characters to try to write what goes on in your soul. The Google Arte & Culture platform was created in collaboration with Macquarie University's Australian Center for Egyptology, Psycle Interactive agency, Ubisoft producer and several Egyptologists from around the world.

For those who have always been interested in the culture of Ancient Egypt, Fabricius allows you to learn more about the writing system through small games accompanied by brief introductions. There is also the possibility to write your own messages and share them with family and friends.

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Already for those in the academic world, the platform promises to open new paths in the field of research. Deciphering and translating hyerglyphs is often a lengthy process that has not seen many changes for more than a century. Now, through Fabricius' digital tool, experts can use AI to more conveniently reach the results they want to achieve.

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AutoML Vision, which is part of Google Cloud's AutoML technology, was used to create a machine learning model that is capable of understanding the mechanics behind hyerglyphs. The model allows users to train them to recognize all types of characters.

The platform that takes its name from the father of epigraphy, known as the study of ancient inscriptions, is available in English and Arabic. The tool is aimed at specialists for free and is only available for desktop on the Google Arte & Culture website.