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This is news... Some thought this would never be translated.. But hey "computer power and AI!"


15th-century manuscript with 'alien' characters finally decoded

By James Rogers | Fox News

The Voynich manuscript's unintelligible writings and strange illustrations have defied every attempt at understanding their meaning. (BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY/YALE UNIVERSITY)

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.

Discovered in the 19th century, the Voynich manuscript uses “alien” characters that have long puzzled cryptographers and historians. Now, however, computing scientists at the University of Alberta say they are decoding the mysterious 15th-century text.
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If it's been decoded, why do they only have one sentence? Could this be a premature announcement like the others?
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If it's been decoded, why do they only have one sentence? Could this be a premature announcement like the others?
Great point but let's give them time. After all it is unknown language and kind of old, real old..
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