Google Lens Can Now Read Your Doctor’s Illegible Handwriting
Imagine that you received a prescription from your doctor. You wanted to purchase the listed medicines but could not read his handwriting!
Google Lens might soon help you read your doctor’s scribbly notes. As a result, augmented reality (AR) may improve healthcare worldwide.
This article will discuss a potential feature for the Google Lens app. Moreover, we will explore its available features.
When will we see Google Lens translate doctors’ handwriting?
On Monday. Google announced that it is developing an AI-powered machine learning model that will decode illegible doctor’s notes.
The online search giant demonstrated the Lens’ ability to detect medicines in a handwritten prescription. The Google India blog provided more details:
“We announced today a state-of-the-art AI and machine learning model that can identify and even highlight medicines within handwritten prescriptions.”
“This will act as an assistive technology for digitizing handwriting documents by augmenting the humans in the loop, such as pharmacists.”
“However, no decision will be made solely based on the output provided by this technology. While this system is currently under development, we look forward to sharing more updates on its broader rollout.”
Google has not specified a release date for the new Google Lens feature at the time of writing. Also, the company has not announced its availability for any product.
What are the current features of Google Lens?
Google Lens is a versatile tool even if it cannot read doctor’s notes yet. For example, it can scan and translate text into numerous languages.
It can also identify landmarks and storefronts to show their ratings, hours of operation, and other important information.
As a result, Google Lens is a handy tool if you are vacationing overseas. Moreover, it can identify products, plants, and animals to help you learn more about the things around you.
It could also be a nifty companion app for shopping. If you see something you like, Google Lens is there to point where you can purchase the product.
The app empowers footwear brands to provide 3D models of their products online. Open it, choose a pair of shoes on sale, point your camera to your feet, and it will show how the footwear would look.
You do not have to visit footwear stores in person thanks to Google Lens. Its AR tech allows you to order your preferred pair and size online.
Finally, the app lets you scan QR codes and barcodes to pay with digital wallets and share files.
Google Lens might soon read the illegible notes from your doctor. As a result, it could help you buy important over-the-counter medicines easier.
The search engine firm is expanding its AR capabilities beyond the Lens. It recently launched a system update named “Google Play Services for AR.”
Other companies like Snapchat provide similar AR features nowadays. Follow Inquirer Tech to ensure you are on top of the latest digital trends.
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