Google has provided students – and their parents – with some useful tools to make studying at home a little easier. In May, it launched an augmented reality feature within Search that lets you view 3D anatomy models and cell structures. And soon the tech giant will help you solve math problems simply by taking a picture of them using Google Lens.
The company is using technology from the Socratic mobile learning app, which it bought last year, to deliver the upcoming Lens function. When it arrives, all you have to do is take a picture of your study material and then underline a particular equation or problem for which you may not seem to choose to get quick access to the step-by-step guides step and detailed explanations. The idea is to facilitate the search for mathematical concepts by giving you problems, as you need to be able to understand them to be able to apply them. Google did not say when the Lens feature will end, but Socrates himself is available as standalone apps for iOS and Android.