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Google’s Socratic iOS App Now Uses AI to Help Students with Homework

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Google has launched an AI-powered version of Socratic, the iOS app that they acquired last year. You can ask the Socratic app a question, and the app will find the best online resources for you to learn the concepts.

What makes the Socratic app unique is its ability to identify the topic and question using the phone’s camera. According to Google, “Students can take a photo of a question or use their voice to ask a question, and we’ll find the most relevant resources from across the web. If they’re struggling to understand textbook content or handouts, they can take a picture of the page and check out alternative explanations of the same concepts.”

Artificial Intelligence to Help Students with Homework

The relaunched version of the app uses Google’s Artificial Intelligence prowess to make its services smarter.

“To help students working on complex problems, we’ve built and trained algorithms that look at a student’s question and automatically identify the relevant underlying concepts. From there, we can find the videos, concept explanations, and online resources to help them work through their questions. For students who want to learn even more, we break down the concepts into smaller, easy-to-understand lessons,” explains Google.



According to the app’s official App Store page, it supports the following subjects:

  • Science
  • Math
  • English
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

The app also contains subject guides on over 1,000 higher education and high school topics. Google says they worked with educators to create these guides and that “it takes two taps to look up any topic they need to brush up on, get the key points, and then go deeper with helpful resources on the web”

If you are a student or a parent who wants to help your children with their homework, this will be a nice app to have on your phone.

Click here to download Socratic for free from the App Store.

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