Let the one who enjoys doing homework at school or institute raise his or her hand. Not? No one? Well, now an application has arrived to help you out. His name is Socratic and he promises do your homework or, at least, help you to do them yourself.
There is no shortage of resources on the Internet to help you in your studies, and that is precisely the problem. With so much information saturation, sometimes you don’t know where to look or what you can trust. Socratic tries to help you without many stories: you take a picture of your homework and you get help Instantly.
Take a picture of your homework
It all starts with a photo. In fact, it is the first and only thing you see in the Socratic interface, which is simplified to the maximum. The idea is as simple as take a picture of the question that has you locked out to get help instantly.
Socratic is in charge of doing the corresponding character recognition to obtain the question and obtain the context of it using artificial intelligence. He is officially prepared for all kinds of questions from math, science, history, English, and economics, but when in doubt … take a picture of it.
When taking the photo you should try to make it as clear and at the smallest angle as possible. Keep in mind that the application needs to convert the text into words, so you don’t want to make it more difficult for it than is strictly necessary.
After taking the photo, you must use the control in the middle of the screen to cut only the question what ails you. If you have a ten-question exam in front of you, don’t be impatient: you must go question by question. Don’t leave any word out of the box.
Press Look for and Socratic will start scouring the web for the answer you are looking for. If you’re lucky – and the question was specific enough – Socratic will tell you the answer directly.
If you’re not so lucky, Socratic can still help you. This is where artificial intelligence comes in to understand the context of what you are asking and offer you help resources so you can solve the problem yourself. For example, if you photograph a problem like “my cousin is twice as old as my brother, who was half my age 4 years ago” Socratic offers you explanations and videos on how to solve math age problems.
The quality of the answers depends a lot on the topic and the complexity. For example, a simple question of “what is mitosis” is easier to solve than a dissertation on the political climate that anticipated the first world war. Socrates shows you a series of pages with the different results it has found, the last one being a simple google searchIdeal for when all else fails.
A good help
In summary, it can be said that Socratic is a good help for our studies. He does quite well in our language and frequently is able to surprise you by throwing you the answer what were you looking for.
Of course, if you were thinking of doing all your tasks with a photo and a machine, I am afraid that the day when your mobile does your homework by itself has not yet arrived. What you do have in Socratic is a good help that from time to time he gives you fish and the rest of the time he teaches you how to fish.
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