Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2018

The Atlantic: Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican’s Secret Archives

A new project untangles the handwritten texts in one of the world’s largest historical collections. The Vatican Secret Archives is one of the grandest historical collections in the world. It’s also one of the most useless.
The grandeur is obvious. Located within the Vatican’s walls, next door to the Apostolic Library and just north of the Sistine Chapel, the VSA houses 53 linear miles of shelving dating back more than 12 centuries. It includes gems like the papal bull that excommunicated Martin Luther and the pleas for help that Mary Queen of Scots sent to Pope Sixtus V before her execution. In size and scope, the collection is almost peerless. …


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