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History: Scientists use AI to read ancient Roman scrolls buried by Mount Vesuvius
Language: Roblox launches real-time chat translator enabling users to interact in 16 languages
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AI Breakthrough Enables Scientists To Read Roman Scrolls Once Buried By Mount Vesuvius
A 2,000-year-old puzzle, locked inside charred scrolls from Herculaneum, is finally yielding to AI. Researchers, leveraging machine learning and CT scans, have decoded writings about Epicurean philosophy, specifically on how food's scarcity or abundance shapes pleasure. This breakthrough, a product of the Vesuvius Challenge, illustrates AI's potential to unveil lost knowledge. The success is not merely academic – it's a rediscovery of human heritage, with a team of students breathing life into ancient texts without physically unearthing them.
The implications are vast. Beyond the intellectual triumph, this endeavor hints at AI's capacity to interpret complex data in new domains, like healthcare. The challenge now extends beyond the scrolls – it's about harnessing AI to reveal hidden narratives across disciplines, potentially redefining historical and medical understanding. "It's astounding to feel this kind of redemptive power that we may hold now because of AI and tomography and computation," Brent Seales, the researcher spearheading the project, reflected. zdnet
Roblox's New AI Chat Translator Can Help You Understand 16 Languages In Real Time
Breaking down language barriers just got a game-changer. Roblox's real-time AI chat translator now lets 70 million daily users interact across 16 languages – think English, Spanish, Korean. This isn't just a neat feature; it's a leap for global connectivity in virtual spaces. "Enabling people who speak different languages to communicate seamlessly with one another in our immersive 3D experience," Daniel Sturman, Roblox CTO, captures the breakthrough.
The tech's beating heart? A custom-built, transformer-based LLM, smartly sidestepping the need for 256 separate models. Users won't notice the complex tech or the mere 100-millisecond delay. It's all about the flow of conversation, uninterrupted, in their native tongue. And Roblox isn't resting – feedback tools will soon sharpen translations, ensuring users shape the AI's learning curve. zdnet
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