Gadget Insights: Google announced that soon the students will be able to find the answers to a mathematical problem or a equation by simply clicking the photo from the Google Lens. This feature or Filter will provide the students with the step by step breakdown of problems.
Back in May, it launched an augmented reality feature within Search that lets you view 3D anatomy models and cellular structures.
Google is using technology from mobile learning app Socratic, which it acquired last year, to power the upcoming Lens feature.
When this feature arrives, all you’ll need to do is snap a pic of your study material and then highlight an equation or a particular problem you can’t seem to solve to get quick access to step-by-step guides and detail explanations.
The idea is to make the problem easy to look up mathematical concepts giving you trouble.
Google didn’t say when the Lens feature will roll out, but Socratic itself is available as stand alone apps for iOS and Android.
In addition, Google has also announced that Search now has nearly 100 STEM-related 3D objects you can explore. For example if you search for “Quantum mechanical model,” you’ll be able to observe a 3D atom model superimposed against your environment.
Jennifer Holland, Google’s Director of Program Management for Education, has also highlighted other tools that can help students who need to stay home due to the pandemic.
Google Meet’s live caption and a smart speaker feature called Family Bell that can keep you on track by announcing when it’s time to start an online class and when it’s time to take a break.
“At Google, we’re honored to work on tools that lighten the load for teachers, school leaders, families, and especially the students who have navigated learning from home with grace and resilience,” the company said in the blog post.