It seems to be one of the pandemic's collateral victims. But while the illegal trafficking of cultural artefacts has been flourishing online in recent months, researchers in Germany have been working on a new application to tackle the problem.
The app uses artificial intelligence to help determine whether an artefact has been stolen or fraudulently acquired. Tracing the origins of antiquities can be an arduous task for police forces and customs authorities, who can be misled by fake documentation.
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