To celebrate the discovery of the Rosetta Stone that helped historians understand the language behind hieroglyphics, Google launched a new Arts & Culture tool entitled Fabricius, an online tool that provides users fun ways to learn about hieroglyphs.
Fabricius is developed by several collaborators; Australian Center for Egyptology at Macquarie University, Psycle Interactive, Ubisoft and Egyptologists worldwide.
Users will start with an educational introduction, followed by activities where users can play and translate their own words and messages into hieroglyphics in a form of online chatroom. These messages can be shared with friends and family.
Fabricius offers an open-source digital tool that uses machine learning to decode hieroglyphs through the use of AutoML Vision, in which developers train machines to identify all sorts of objects or even determine patterns.
Fabricius is available under the Google Arts & Culture platform open to English and Arabic languages, complemented by the existing learning materials about Egypt.