600-Year-Old Text Finally Deciphered Thanks to…Google Translate?

600-Year-Old Text Finally Deciphered Thanks to…Google Translate?

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The Voynich manuscript is a 600-year-old document that for centuries has been undeciphered. Scholars have been trying to find the meaning within the manuscript and now a computer scientist has claimed to have cracked it using artificial intelligence.    “The world’s most mysterious medieval text” is strewn with illustrations of exotic plants, stars, and mysterious human figures, including naked women. The 240-page text’s actual text is elegant and unreadable, as any attempts to uncover what language it’s been written in have been unsuccessful. Even the cryptographers from Bletchley Park, the team that deciphered the Nazi enigma code, couldn’t break through the Voynich …