Google can now decode doctors’ bad handwriting • TechCrunch
A significant number of doctors write prescriptions in a hurry, making it almost impossible for their patients to understand what they scribble. Google says it can now translate those cryptic texts.
The search giant announced at its annual conference in India on Monday that it is working with pharmacists to find the handwriting of doctors.
The feature will be rolled out to Google Lens, allowing users to take a picture of a prescription or upload a photo from the photo library. Once processed, the app will detect the drugs mentioned in the note, a Google executive said.
The company did not immediately share when it plans to release the new capability to the public.
Google for India is the company’s annual event in the South Asian market, where it showcases dozens of new developments. The company also announced that it is working on a single, unified model to include over 100 Indian languages for both speech and text to support the internet journey of the next millions of individuals in the market. South Asian School.
India is a key market for Google with more than half a billion users in the country. But it has also been one of the toughest years for Google in the South Asian market, where it has been sanctioned twice by India’s antitrust authority in recent months.