Previous Post
Al Sagheer Hair Academy is Boldly Shaping Colouring Trends This Season
Next Post
Braun's Night of Beauty Myth Busting

You Might Be Able to Google Translate Hieroglyphics in the Near Future

The creators of Assassin's Creed: Origins - set in ancient Egypt - are creating a Google translate-like system for hieroglyphics.

If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fanatic, you’ve probably already been blown away by Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, with its striking graphics set in Cleopatra-era Egypt.

The game is unique in that the gaming company collaborated with a group of Egyptologists to create a playable historical world that is as accurate as possible.

Now, they’re teaming up with Egyptologists once more, along with tech giant Google, and putting to use their Artificial Intelligence capabilities to create a system that automatically deciphers hieroglyphics, translating them to modern languages.

The Hieroglyphics Initiative stemmed out of the game creators’ realisation of how difficult it is to understand that ancient time period. “Enriching people’s lives is at the core of Ubisoft’s mission,” said project coordinator Pierre Miazga of the inspiration to dive into this project. “And with Assassin’s Creed, we achieved that by making history everyone’s playground.”

The initiative will use the founding structures of Google’s translation empire, as well as the technology behind Google Assistant to make the project a reality.

The team expects results by the end of the year and, until then, they’re looking for volunteers to feed them the data they crave. You can apply here to help them out on their mission. In the meantime, check out their awesome video announcing the project.

Photo Credit: Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed: Origin

Todays Events
Manic Monday @ CJC
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Salsa Night! ft. Cocoon @ CJC 610
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
Summer Open Mic Night @ Bardo Clubhouse
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Bardo Clubhouse
E-Motion Day @ 3elbt Alwan
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 3elbt Alwan111
365 Gemini @ Underground
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 4:00am
Venue: UnderGround
Abstract Knowledge @ Goethe Institute
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Venue: Goethe Institute
Two Day Film School @ AUC Tahrir
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: AUC Campus (Tahrir)
Expressive Painting Course @ Sane
Date: 6/17/2019
Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue: SANE