TikTok Has A New AI Homework Helper—Here’s What You Need To Know

Gauth AI is here to help you with homework…for now.

With access to more information than ever before, students have a plethora of resources at their disposal. This is especially true when it comes to homework help. And while you might be used to Googling answers to math problems or study questions, there’s now another option available to help you study.

Meet Gauth AI, an app from the same company that brought you TikTok. Find out how you can use Gauth AI to help you with your homework and make studying for finals this year a breeze.

What even is Gauth AI?

Even if you haven’t heard of Gauth AI, someone you know probably has. The app already has over 10 million downloads and hundreds of thousands of reviews. The average rating is 4.8 stars. However, it just now seems to be hitting the mainstream market.

Launched in 2021, the app was originally called Gauthmath and used to help students from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade with math homework during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the app has added subjects like history and social sciences. There’s also a chatbot known as “Gauth” that students have access to 24/7.

How is everyone using Gauth AI?

The way the app works is pretty simple. Once you’ve downloaded and opened Gauth AI, the app asks for access to your camera. This is pretty standard from most apps nowadays. Students then take a photo of the homework problem they’re having difficulty with, and Gauth AI solves the problem. Plus, it gives step-by-step instructions on how it was solved.

Aside from the actual AI homework help, Gauth AI has features that allow students to set homework reminder timers, a personal AI study buddy, and background homework/study music options.

There’s also a Gauth AI Plus version for $11.99 per month that provides students with human tutors. It’s also ad-free and gives students unlimited access to answers and explanations for homework problems.

What about the TikTok ban?

In case you haven’t heard, the House of Representatives passed a ban on TikTok on March 13, 2024. The TLDR is that the bill would force TikTok and Gauth AI’s parent company Bytedance to sell its stake in TikTok. If they don’t? The app will be banned in the United States.

This means if Bytedance doesn’t oblige and sell their stake, it’s only a matter of time before Gauth AI is on the chopping block as well.

Bytedance, a Chinese company, has access to loads of U.S. data, which could compromise users’ data, or even threaten national security. Politicians have been worried about threats like this for years, and now it’s all coming to the forefront.

Right now, we’ll just have to wait until Congress makes the final decision. Until then, it might not be a bad idea to get some homework help before finals week is in full swing.