Monuments and Markers

How might artificial intelligence aid in monitoring historical monuments and in interpreting and modelling data collected on them?
Conversely, how might ‘digital monuments‘ — made of simulations — interrogate established concepts of monumentality, originality, and reproduction,
allowing online data files to circulate?

Monuments, Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence

MonuMAI offers you the opportunity to participate in a Citizen Science project. You will train our algorithm to recognize architectural styles from photographs of monuments.

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A.I. creates stunning portraits of historical figures

Bas Uterwijk, Dutch artist from Amsterdam, explained that he wanted to see if he could create realistic digital renderings of key faces in history, including Vincent Van Gogh and Napoleon.

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Restoring ancient text using DL:
a case study on Greek epigraphy

Google DeepMind introduces PYTHIA, the first ancient text restoration model that recovers missing characters from a damaged text input using deep neural networks.

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Transforming Roman statues into photorealistic faces with AI

Daniel Voshart uses AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life. He says, “Selecting skin tone is one area where there’s
lots of dispute.”

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An Architectural Monument Created through A.I.

Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by Zaha Hadid and situated in Baku, Azerbaijan, seems to be all form and no structure, challenging notions of geometry and gravity—with nary a right angle in sight.

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Digital Monuments, 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence

Ursula Ströbele surveys digital works that raise ethical, philosophical, and historical challenges when “made of simulations and interrogate established concepts of monumentality, originality . . .”

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