Doctor’s Prescriptions,The sloppy handwriting of doctors would be difficult to read for everyone. The solution to this issue is now possible thanks to Google.
Google’s New Feature: You must have had an illness at some point or visited the doctor with friends or family. Have you ever considered reading the prescription that the doctor wrote? because it might be difficult to read terrible handwriting.
The sad reality is that only pharmacists can read doctors’ handwriting today. But now it has a permanent treatment. The well-known company Google has announced the development of an AI that can understand prescriptions even when they are written in a doctor’s sloppy handwriting.
This AI will be created specifically to read sloppy handwriting.
This Google app will identify and highlight the medicines mentioned in the prescription. The company unveiled the feature during its “AI for India” event in Delhi. The feature is currently a research prototype and not available to the general public yet.
Google announced as a part of an event in India this morning that the company is working on a new feature for Google Lens which is aimed at trying to decipher prescriptions written by doctors that are tough to read. The feature is being worked on with the help of pharmacists, Google said (via TechCrunch).
A Google spokesperson has reached out to clarify that this feature is not set for a public launch just yet, and is being treated as a “research prototype.” Our coverage has been updated accordingly.
If launched, the feature will allow users to use a picture of their written prescription (either taken directly in Google Lens or imported after the fact) and Lens will then process the image to detect medications on the note. The company said in a statement:
This will act as an assistive technology for digitizing handwritten medical 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
The margin of error on medications is certainly abnormally high, so it will be rather interesting to see exactly how this feature comes to life. Google hasn’t confirmed a timeline for exactly when this functionality would arrive for the masses, but did offer a preview of the functionality on Twitter.
Notably, too, Google mentioned at the event that India is home to the largest number of Google Lens users in the world.
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“This will act as an assistive technology for digitizing handwritten medical 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,” the company said in a statement.
At the event, Google has announced that it is also planning to introduce a Multisearch feature for Search. It will allow the users to take pictures or screenshots and put text to their query for easy searching.
Google announced that the feature will be available in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Punjabi and more.
The company also announced a new feature related to search at the Google for India event in New Delhi. Now, users will be able to look for specific moments within a YouTube video and it is currently being tested with the beta version.
The Google for India’s annual event, the company shared that they are also working on a single unified model that would cover over 100 Indian regional languages for speech and text. This would empower users from their South Asian Market.
Google hasn’t fixed any launch date for the new decipher feature and it remains in the prototype stage.