Google is everywhere, and even interested in culture. In fact, since 2011 Google Arts & Culture has unveiled many tools and applications to get users interested in art and history. It would take too long to list all of theminnovations appeared almost 9 years ago, but recently the Mountain View firm presented a surprising project that caught our attention.
Last week, Google Arts & Culture unveiled a funny tool based on an artificial intelligence capable of interpreting hieroglyphics. Almost 200 years after Champollion, Google presents Fabricius, a service capable of translating your messages into hieroglyphics. Fabricius was designed in 3 parts: learning, playing, and working. As its name suggests, Part 1 is made up of 6 steps that introduce you to the history and study of hieroglyphics. You can also learn to write in hieroglyph, thanks to artificial intelligence you will know if your lines are precise or not.
Fun, while studying
The "part" Work concerns researchers in accaccompanying them during their projects. Before Fabricius, Google explains that “experts had to manually dig through books one after another to translate and decipher the ancient language. The Fabricius site is now open to learn about hieroglyphics or create hieroglyphic messages through the app and the desktop version, while the Decoding Workshop is only available on desktop. This learning machine platform could help researchers learn more about our world's history, but it also offers a fun way to learn about our past.
Google Arts & Culture continues to update provision of this kind of tools that allow access to an education different from what we are used to seeing. A few months ago, the Mountain View firm unveiled Art Transfer , a feature of its plateforme Arts & Culture which transforms your own images into works of art.