Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script

Do you love a good mystery and ancient texts? Rajesh Rao sure does. He has devoted much of his professional life to cracking “the mother of all crossword puzzles”: How to decipher the 4000 year old Indus script?

To do this, Dr Rao uses computational modeling to understand the human mind in two ways: first, he develops computer models to describe how human minds think, and then second, he applies these models to the task of deciphering the 4,000-year-old script of the Indus valley civilization. This interesting video provides a glimpse into his methods and logic.

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