How Old Do I Look?

You may have seen the latest app released by Microsoft – it’s a new facial analysis tool called How Old Do I Look?, which uses “state-of-the-art, cloud-based algorithms” to recognise human faces and then estimate an age and gender. Naturally it doesn’t always get it right (you may have noticed poor old Ramesses II has […]

The hidden power of graffiti

The hidden power of graffiti: unofficial language is an important resource for archaeologists and social historians alike. From ancient texts and tomb reliefs, the Latin we’re most familiar with today is largely based on very formal, or even ‘official’, representations of the language, but the reality would have been much more vernacular. For archaeologists and […]