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China plans to use AI, drones to protect Great Wall

IANS  |  Beijing 

plans to use (AI) and drones to protect the

Under an agreement between the government and the US Intel, the world's second largest manufacturer of and microprocessors and the Foundation For Cultural Heritage Conservation will explore ways to collaborate in the inspection, repair and preservation of the Great Wall, reported.

To begin with, drones will collect images from sections of the monument and use 3D modelling to identify damaged

"The use of the latest technologies, will provide a new perspective of the protection of the Great Wall, and show us the great potential of science and in cultural heritage protection," said Li Xiaojie, of the Foundation For Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The Great Wall, a symbol of China, is actually not just one wall, but many interconnected walls built between the third century B.C. and the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644).

With a length of over 8,000 km, the -- made up of numerous walls, connected to each other and built during different Chinese dynasties -- is under threat from water and wind erosion as well as human activities in its vicinity, making its restoration difficult, owing to its enormous size.



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First Published: Thu, April 26 2018. 20:08 IST