Ubisoft and Google Use AI to Drive The Hieroglyphics Initiative

In collaboration with Google, Ubisoft is launching 'The Hieroglyphics Initiative,' an initiative created after the video game publisher's work with Egyptologists on Assassin’s Creed: Origins. For the creation of this video game, Ubisoft's research team came to discover how difficult it is to pull information on the time period, as well as the lack of discoveries that have been made in relation to hieroglyphics over the past 200 years.

The Hieroglyphics Initiative from Google and Ubisoft is driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence, making it possible for hieroglyphic symbols to be extracted from different sources and automatically recognized by algorithms.

The ultimate goal of the project is to provide researchers and developers with code that can help to uncover the many secrets of hieroglyphics that have been undiscovered for centuries.