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From plague repellents to early tobacco: Scientists launch £2.5 million project to recreate 'smells of the past' using artificial intelligence

From plague repellents to early tobacco: Scientists launch £2.5 million project to recreate 'smells of the past' using artificial intelligence

History books record many things about the past, but they struggle to truly encapsulate its scent. However, anecdotal evidence provides clues about how places, items and people smelled, and a team of academics are hoping to bring them back to life. The project, called Odeuropa, will use artificial intelligence to recreate aromas that were inhaled by the world's inhabitants between 500 and 100 years ago.

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