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Technological Civilization is Awesome (New Epicurean Scrolls Just Dropped, Cont’d)

Here’s some more from the ongoing use of hyperspectral imaging and transformer-based machine learning to decipher the Herculaneum scrolls (technological civilization is awesome). Researchers have been working closely on a scroll of Philodemus’s History of the Academy for a couple years now; here’s more on some newly deciphered passages that just dropped, in The Guardian:

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Plato's final hours recounted in scroll found in Vesuvius ash

Newly deciphered passages outline Greek philosopher’s burial place and describe critique of slave musician

Lorenzo Tondo @ theguardian.com

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"Second renaissance": tech uncovers ancient scroll secrets of Pl…

Researchers and Silicon Valley are using tools powered by AI to read what had long been thought unreadable

Ian Sample @ theguardian.com


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