According to this post in The Atlantic, “the Vatican Secret Archives is one of the grandest historical collections in the world.” But because if its inaccessibility, “it’s also one of the most useless.”

However, “a new project could change all that. Known as In Codice Ratio, it uses a combination of artificial intelligence and optical-character-recognition (OCR) software to scour these neglected texts and make their transcripts available for the very first time. If successful, the technology could also open up untold numbers of other documents at historical archives around the world.”

If you want to learn more about this landmark project check out “Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican’s Secret Archives.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)