The Circle to Search functionality was also present in Google’s presentations during its annual I/O developer conference which took place yesterday (14). This time, the company revealed a new function that allows the tool to be used in mathematical and physical problems.

With this, Google hopes that it will become a valuable ally in learning these subjects, offering help with problems without actually solving them for students, thus stimulating learning.

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Circle to Search helps but does not solve math problems

Circle to Search is a feature that allows Google users to activate a quick, contextual search simply by circling an issue or keyword on their mobile device screen. Now, with the latest update, this tool is ready to offer additional support in areas of education.

Now, students can count on step-by-step instructions for a “variety of physics and math problems.” To access this functionality, simply press and hold the home button or navigation bar, then circle the issue that is causing confusion. This update promises to make it easier for students to understand complicated concepts by providing clear, direct guidance.

It is worth mentioning that the new feature helps to solve mathematical and physical problems present in their homework, but it does not do the homework for them. When using Circle to Search on a specific problem, students receive step-by-step guidance on how to approach and solve it, without directly revealing the final answer. This approach aims to assist students in the learning process by providing contextual support without replacing the effort and understanding required to solve problems.

It’s important to note that some math problems may require users to be enrolled in Google’s experimental Search Labs feature.

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What makes this new capability possible is Google’s family of AI models called LearnLM. These models were developed and tuned specifically to facilitate learning, demonstrating once again the transformative power of artificial intelligence when applied to education.

But the news doesn’t stop there. Google plans to release an even more enhanced version of Circle to Search functionality later this year. This version promises to solve even more complex problems, involving not only symbolic formulas, but also diagrams, graphs and much more.

Since its initial launch at the Samsung Unpacked event, Circle to Search has been gaining more and more space. Initially only available on Galaxy 24 and Pixel 8 devices, it can now be found on a wide range of hardware, including Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, Z Fold, Z Flip, Pixel 6, and Pixel 7 devices. And the expansion continues, with the promise to reach even more devices in the future.

Google reveals several new features at its developer conference

In addition to the improvements to Circle to Search, Google also revealed exciting new features in other areas. Devices that support the Gemini chatbot assistant for Android can now bring it up as an overlay on top of the currently open app. This allows users to perform various tasks, such as dragging and dropping images directly from Gemini to applications like Gmail, making the workflow more efficient and integrated.

Another notable innovation is the implementation of multimodal capabilities for the Nano, the smallest model in the Gemini family. This update will allow the Nano to process visual information, sounds and spoken language, which will have a significant impact on accessibility and user experience. Expected to arrive on Google’s TalkBack screen reader later this year, the Nano Gemini promises to describe images on the screen faster and more accurately, even offline.

Finally, Google is testing a Nano Gemini feature that aims to protect users from scams during phone calls. This feature will alert users if it detects common conversation patterns associated with scams, such as requests for passwords or PINs. You can find out more about this new feature by clicking here.

Fonte: The Verge


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