So one company that is constantly innovating and giving users new features is Google, whether it’s their search engine, their maps or their translation services, Google simply amazes people at time and with that being said, we would like to inform you about their newest addition to the Google translator using which you shall now be able to translate hieroglyphics, the ancient Egyptian language written in symbols and illustrations found in the many ancient pyramids and temples of Egypt. . The search engine giant has released an AI-powered translator which shall be able to decode hieroglyphics, giving those who love arts and history a chance to understand the whole demographics of the ancient people of Egypt. 

Google has added the new feature in there Arts and Culture app which now allows you to translate words and emojis into hieroglyphics. The tool is called Fabricius and according to the programmers, the new feature has been created using machine learning which means that it shall improve as we move forward in time and as more people gain access to it. Google translator have stated that it can be used to make sense out of hieroglyphics, which can prove to be an essential tool for historians as well. The software comes with a Workbench tool that you can use to upload real hieroglyphics found on artifacts and increase Google’s database of the language, constant updates will result in to more and more translations of the ancient language. In addition to things, you can also trace the outlines of the language which the software then cross references with its database to give different meanings and attempt deciphering the language. 

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The tool works by  analyzing historical records and definitions of the language and by the looks of things, researchers can also retouch faded symbols and describe them and Google are hoping  that this will lead to more findings in the ancient architecture. A desktop version of this tool is being offered to experts to support their research. However, Dr. Roland Enmarch, a senior lecturer in Egyptology says “While impressive, it is not yet at the point where it replaces the need for a highly trained expert in reading ancient inscriptions. There remain some very big obstacles to reading hieroglyphs, because they are handcrafted and vary enormously over time in level of pictorial detail and between individual carvers/painters. Still, it is a step on the road”


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