– Microsoft OneNote Uses AI To Help With Solving Maths
Microsoft has also added better sharing features across its Office applications (specifically, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) on Android, that allow you to work in collaboration over a document and also see who is working on the document at that particular time. Users can now also quickly find files that have been shared with them, while PowerPoint users get a revamped interface for improved reading on phones, new drag and drop features, and the Find icon.
Microsoft recently made a few updates to Office 365 with AI-focused features. This update is intended to help users get more out of their pen-based digital notes.
OneNote already comes with shape and handwriting recognition, the new math assistant takes inking one step further by converting a longhand equation into text and then highlighting the steps you need to solve it. Some more ink effects have been also added to OneNote with the update. Simply write out an equation in OneNote, circle it with the lasso and select which variable to solve for. From there, OneNote can walk you through the steps.
On the other hand, if a class requires a more old-school teaching approach, OneNote now allows you to rewind and play back inked notes useful for following the pencil strokes in a sketch or reviewing step-by-step instructions. Rounding out the ink updates are a couple splashy new effects like rainbow, galaxy, gold and silver ink options that are great for artwork, but will likely drive a calculus professor up the wall.
The company has also brought Windows Information Protection to its Office Mobile apps. Also, Outlook on the web now allows you to see more information about various people through their profiles. Interestingly, the company has also announced Microsoft Office Online extensions for its own browser Edge.