How to use Google Lens to translate, solve equations and copy text from photos

08/12/2020 Google Lens to solve equations.  GOOGLE LENS RESEARCH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
08/12/2020 Google Lens to solve equations. GOOGLE LENS RESEARCH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY

Google Lens is a tool integrated into the app google photos (available for both iOS and Android) which allows you to search for information from images or objects found in the analog world.

Just point the camera towards a text, a person, a monument or other so that the system searches for similar photos and relevant information on the subject. Also, you can use the tool from images that are on your mobile or in the cloud.

The system is powered by artificial intelligence using the smartphone camera Y automatic learning not only to detect objects but also to analyze them and offer different actions in relation to that search.

Thanks to this technology it is possible to identify the breed of an animal, know the name of the statue we are seeing on a tour and even copy texts or make translations.

How to activate the lens

The first step is to know where Lens is. As mentioned above, it is available in Google Photos.

To use this tool you need to open that application, click on a photo and press the square icon with a dot in the center that says Lens, which is in the lower margin.

Click on the photo and press on the Google Lens option
Click on the photo and press on the Google Lens option

Once this is done, a menu will appear with several options: translate, text, search, homework, shopping, places and dinner. You need to choose the desired option and after a few seconds the system will perform the action as indicated.

Google Lens can also be downloaded as a standalone app from the Play Store and iOS. Once the app is downloaded, it is used as indicated in the previous step.

It is possible not only to read the photos but also to give access to the camera to be able to scan the images in real time.

Google Lens is also available as an external app
Google Lens is also available as an external app

Lens can also be summoned by the Google search engine. The icon appears right next to the camera icon.

Lens can also be called from the Google search engine
Lens can also be called from the Google search engine

The features available in Google Lens

1) Translate

The first option in the list is to translate. Here just press on the photo of a text (or point to a text), choose Lente and in the menu, the alternative that says “translate”, indicating in which language you want to convert the text. After a few seconds, the system will return the result. After you can choose to copy the text to have it available in any document.

Google Lens allows you to translate and copy text
Google Lens allows you to translate and copy text

2) Text

The option text It allows you to copy and paste content, have it available in a notepad, in an email or anywhere. This can be useful if you want to retrieve content from an image: be it a fragment of a song, a restaurant menu, a book, an essay, etc.

Google Lens offers the ability to hear text aloud
Google Lens offers the ability to hear text aloud

You can also choose the “listen” option. In this case the system will read the content of the photographed text. This option is interesting, especially for people with visual impairments.

3) Search

This alternative, as its name indicates, makes the artificial intelligence read the photo and look for information related to that image on the web. The relative data will depend on the photograph analyzed. It was possible to obtain the name of the building photographed; reference points; data on species or breeds (if an animal has been photographed); summaries or reviews (if it’s a book image), etc.

The system will search the web based on the uploaded photo
The system will search the web based on the uploaded photo

4) Mathematics and other tasks

Identify the question and offer the most relevant answers
Identify the question and offer the most relevant answers

even the lenses allows you to solve mathematical equations as well as questions about history, science, computers, etc. To activate this alternative, click on the “activity” option.

Google Lens can be used to scan equations on paper
Google Lens can be used to scan equations on paper

In mathematical queries, it is necessary to clarify that in some cases you will see not only the result but also the step by step, which is very interesting to learn.

The system helps to solve mathematical equations
The system helps to solve mathematical equations

In case it is a question about some other topic, the system will return a highlighted answer and many other associated results.

5) Make purchases

this tool allows you to scan an item in a physical or virtual store and compare prices, look for similar artifacts in other businesses and even filter information by different parameters.

You can also scanr the barcode of a product so that the search can be done more precisely.

Please note that Shopping results are available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States, Philippines , United States, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

6) Places

The option places used to identify the name of a site. The image is simply analyzed and the search engine will return results on the photographed place. This is particularly interesting when touring because you can learn about monuments, historic cities, museums and much more.

Places offers data on monuments, sites, etc.
Places offers data on monuments, sites, etc.

7) Price

With this tool you can get everything from the name of the dish to the ingredients to prepare it or to the places where can you find that food. Ideal for when a last-minute craving arises and you can’t remember exactly the name of that dish you liked so much.

The AI ​​will return relevant information about the scanned plate
The AI ​​will return relevant information about the scanned plate

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