Last Week in AI #18

Eduardo Cerna, Oct. 21, 2019

Restoring ancient Greek texts with AI, robotic hands solve Rubik's cube and more...

AI to Help Scholars Restore Ancient Greek Texts

A new system developed by DeepMind called Pythia is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tablets, metal plates and clay. The challenge with this task comes in the form of completing fragments of text and letters which have disappeared or faded due to damage caused by the passing of time. The system achieved a 70% accuracy in deciphering these texts, compared with 43% from their human counterparts.

Read more at:TechCrunch

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MoMA to Use AI for its Venue Soundtrack

In cooperation with electronic musician Arca, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is set to use artificial intelligence for its lobby’s soundtrack. What’s noteworthy about it is that the AI will never play the music the same way twice, so visitors can expect a completely different experience each time.

Read more at: Engadget

OpenAI’s AI-powered Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube One-Handed

Dactyl, OpenAI’s humanoid robot hand, has reached a new milestone by learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube one-handed. The feat is remarkable both for the dexterity of the robot hand and for its ability to learn new tasks through virtual simulations.

Read more at: The Verge

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