quinta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2018

Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hieroglyphics Initiative announcement video

Perrine Poiron is a doctoral candidate in a cotutelle between Université du Québec à Montréal and Paris-Sorbonne, and focusses her doctoral research on the goddess Bastet, linked to pharaonic discourse and dynastic patronage in the Twenty-Second Dynasty (943-746 BC). She is research assistant for Prof. Jean Revez and works as an epigrapher for the Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project. She was a dialectal coach for the 2016 film X-Men Apocalypse and is currently a consultant for the new CBS tv-show Blood and Treasure.  
The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics for over 3000 years. We’re focusing on hieroglyphics from the Middle Egyptian language, which was used from 2000 BC until as late as the 4th Century AD.
Because of their age, the quality of inscriptions carved on stone three to four thousand years ago varies greatly – with many having missing or damaged portions.
It’s our belief that machine learning can transform the process of collating, cataloguing and understanding the written language of the Pharaohs.