Lost necklace found in Titanic wreckage after 111 years, AI to help find owner

  • May 29, 2023

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Source: NDTV

BBC said that 111 years after the Titanic sank, a necklace made from the tooth of a megalodon shark was found in the ruins of the ship. Magellan, a company based in Guernsey, used two submarines to make the first full-size digital scan of the luxury passenger ship that sank. This led to the finding.
The project was the biggest underwater scan ever done. More than 700,000 pictures were taken from every point to make an exact 3D model.

In one of the pictures, a Megalodon shark tooth was seen on a turquoise and gold necklace. Megalodon sharks are dead and were the biggest sharks that ever lived. But because of a deal that was already made, items cannot be taken from the wreckage.

The company is now betting that a technology based on artificial intelligence (AI) will help find its owner and family members. They are using AI and face recognition to watch video of people getting on the ship in the hopes of seeing the owner of the jewelry. According to Independent, there were 2,200 people on the ship when it hit an iceberg and sank.

The CEO of Magellan, Richard Parkinson, said in a statement that the find was “amazing, beautiful, and breath-taking.” He also said that the find was amazing because of how big the wreck site was.

“What most people don’t know is that the Titanic is in two pieces, and between the bow and the stern is a three-square-mile field of wreckage. The team made a map of the field that was so detailed that we could see these things,” he said.

On its first trip from Southampton, England, to New York in April 1912, the luxury passenger ship hit an iceberg and sank, killing more than 1,500 people. Since it was found in 1985 about 650 kilometers (400 miles) off the coast of Canada, the shipwreck has been looked at a lot, but cameras have never been able to get a full picture of the ship.