Apps That Scan and Solve Your Homework Much Faster Than You


TIME

A viral video about a new app looks like a dream come true for anyone who struggles with math.

Based on the promo clip, PhotoMath, dubbed a “smart camera calculator,” appears to use smartphone cameras to scan a photo of a math equation in a textbook and display the answer instantly — similar to apps that scan barcodes and takes users to a link in a web browser. It looks like the app can also show step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

PhotoMath’s parent company MicroBLINK launched the app this week at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London, TechCrunch reports. It is available in the App Store on iTunes.

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2 thoughts on “Apps That Scan and Solve Your Homework Much Faster Than You

  1. This is pretty wild. On one end my friends are building a company to provide online math education platform in the US. I wonder their students are going to automize by using this App while studying online Lol

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  2. Thank you very much for your feedback M.O.

    I think this App is good and innovative for helping with calculation and viewing step-by-step solutions for equations (when teachers aren’t around or the student doesn’t want to expose his doubts)…

    This is like “peeking the solutions at the end of the book”, you’ll see the results, but you won’t learn how to get to the result, and why you did this or that step…I think this will help learning math and will improve it’s dynamic (self) learning, it can’t and won’t replace the regular professor or the regular tutor, don’t worry 🙂

    Best regards,
    Pedro Calado

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