Archaeology & History
AI cracks 4000-year-old mystery
By T.K. Randall
April 26, 2009 · 1 comment
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Artificially intelligent computer systems have managed to make some headway in deciphering symbols used over 4000 years ago by the Indus Valley civilization which were long thought to be simply pretty pictures.
An ancient script that's defied generations of archaeologists has yielded some of its secrets to artificially intelligent computers. Computational analysis of symbols used 4,000 years ago by a long-lost Indus Valley civilization suggests they represent a spoken language. Some frustrated linguists thought the symbols were merely pretty pictures. "
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