• Temple Run: CyArk Taps GPUs to Capture Visual Records of World Heritage Sites

    4 monthes ago - By NVIDIA

    When the Taliban blew up two 1,700-year-old statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2001, preservationists around the world were shocked, perhaps none more so than Ben Kacyra.
    Before and after view of a Bamiyan buddha.
    A software developer who'd just sold his industrial mapping company, Kacyra wanted to do something good with his technology skills. The Taliban's appalling actions gave him a perfect topic on which to focus.
    The result was CyArk, a nonprofit that has spent the past 15 years capturing high-resolution imagery of World Heritage Sites.
    “There was no record, no videos...
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