Articles for Artificial intelligence

“Fabricius”, Google’s new AI tool, unravels the symbols of Ancient Egypt

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Google launched "Fabricius", a web based AI tool to let users interact with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, on July 16, 2020, to coincide with the anniversary of the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta stone was the first Ancient Egyptian bilingual text (Egyptian/Ancient ...

Should professional translators shun machine translation?

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO Beyond the AI hype and controversial reports about automatic translation achieving parity with human translation, neural machine translation (NMT) has undoubtedly made spectacular progress in the last three years. Should professional translators resist or should they use it? Machine translation software has been around for ...

The EU’s “Digital Education Action Plan” is currently being updated to address the growing global skills challenge

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The 2018 "Digital Education Action Plan" is the last in a long series of initiatives taken by the EU in the field of digital education. It warns of the persistent divide between and within EU Member States, in particular regarding ...

Activists are fighting facial recognition AI with face paint. They use cubist-inspired designs to foil algorithms

Published in: Artificial intelligence

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village An article in the Moscow Times reports that Russian activists were arrested in February for holding a "face paint protest" against facial recognition technology. The Telegram-based campaign, called Sledui (Follow), advised followers to paint their faces with bright, asymmetric patterns ...