Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we catalogue and preserve cultural heritage, as demonstrated by its recent application in cataloguing Aboriginal rock art in Far North Queensland. This innovative technology is enabling researchers and Indigenous communities to better understand and protect these ancient artworks, which hold immense cultural and historical significance.
Aboriginal rock art is a vital part of Australia’s cultural heritage, providing insights into the rich history and traditions of Indigenous peoples. However, the vast number of rock art sites across the country makes it challenging to document and analyze them comprehensively. This is where AI comes into play, offering a powerful tool to assist in the cataloguing process.
The AI system developed for this project utilizes advanced image recognition algorithms to identify and classify different rock art motifs. By analyzing thousands of images, the AI can identify patterns, styles, and variations in the artwork, helping researchers categorize and understand the diverse range of Aboriginal rock art.
This technology not only speeds up the cataloguing process but also enhances accuracy.