iPadOS 18 is here with machine-learning wizardry! Find out why users are divided over the new handwriting and math features on Reddit.

## Summary

- Users are excited about the potential of machine learning for math and handwriting tasks
- Some users compare the new features to older technologies like the Apple Newton
- Concerns are raised about the accuracy and privacy implications of AI
- Others see the addition of a calculator as a long-overdue improvement

## NoLuckChuck-

This will be interesting for the school I work in that uses iPads. Math homework just got a lot easier.

## Alimbiquated

Just like the Apple Newton!

## xenbomb

She’s a witch!

## Zero747

Honestly a pretty neat idea. Feeding character recognition into a math engine. Would hope for some way to verify correct recognition. Could take it a step further and feed it to wolfram alpha to do some algebra, graphing, and other fanciness like integrals/derivatives

Few_Direction9007

I’m a woodworker and if this can add and subtract handwritten fractions and convert imperial to metric, this could be a huge time saver for me.