The world’s most popular search engine and its associated Google Lens app can now help students and their parents in complex fields like trigonometry or physics. In addition, we can send the lesson to the system with images, video and text.
the Read news on TechCrunch According to us, all we have to do is type an equation in the search field or point our mobile camera at it in the Google Lens app, and we’ll get the right answer — and even the way to get there. The program also helps those who want to learn by explaining how to calculate each task. the In their blog post In the aforementioned puzzle, a cyclist accelerates from 22 m/s to 37 m/s in two seconds. In four steps, the program explains to us why its average acceleration is 7.5 m/s².
Engineering is a more complex problem, since the tasks are difficult to describe in words, so it posed a greater challenge for Google engineers. For example, if we know the lengths of two sides of a triangle, it’s much easier to draw it than to explain it all in words — which is why Lens is now able to interpret images and assignment text together. We wrote about the MUM (Multi-Mission Unified Model) technology that enables this in April last year on Rakéta. However, product development manager Robert Wong, speaking to TechCrunch, confirmed that currently, solutions to engineering problems are limited to the perimeter and area of triangles, the Pythagorean theorem, and calculating angles and unknown side lengths. Their goal was to start with the puzzles that affected the most people, and then expand their knowledge of the system from there.
A few weeks ago, the company OpenAI, which developed ChatGPT, showed how easy it is when we can ask AI not only with words, but also with images, using the example of changing a bicycle saddle. At the same time, we can expect more reliable solutions from specialized systems compared to general chatbots – although according to reports, GPT-4 was also an improvement in this area compared to GPT-3.5, which runs under the free ChatGPT. “Based on our testing, our accuracy is very high,” Robert Wong said regarding Google’s newly introduced capabilities.
Anyone who wants to try this technique and has discussed it with the teacher should enter. For now, this will only work on desktop computers, and Google promises a mobile version by the end of the year. In addition, the search engine already contains 3D models in thousands of topics, so we can benefit from its help in biology, chemistry or astronomy lessons, for example.
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