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Humane is looking to break the Glass Hole status for wearable cameras with its $700 Ai Pin.
In a world where people are addicted to their screens, companies like Humane are trying to break that addiction. The company envisions a world where people can talk to an AI assistant they wear on their clothes, rather than staring at a screen while scrolling through TikTok.
Ai Pin is worn on a person's shirt and is controlled by touch. Once activated, voice commands and other gestures can activate features such as taking a photo or recording a voice.
Whenever a microphone or camera is used, an “indicator light” will light up so people can see it. It is designed to provide privacy as the main function of the pin.
The device is not always listening or recording. A double tap will take a 13MP photo, and a double tap and hold will take a video, at least after a software update in 2024.
The built-in laser projector provides limited access to 720p images and text. The projector displays information at arm's length in front of the Ai Pin, which is intended to replace the need for a smartphone.
This is the pin code for Humane Ai https://t.co/ytUSGF3y55, picture .twitter.com/Zrcoaf49u7
— Humane (@Humane) November 9, 2023
Humane's Ai Pin works completely independently of any other device. It has its own cellular service, which is included with Humane's $24 per month subscription.
Talking to Ai Pin will activate the Ai Mic assistant. It is based on large language models such as ChatGPT.
Ai Pin runs on Google's Android operating system, has a phone number, and can perform tasks such as calling or eventually ordering something online. Customers can extend the life of their devices throughout the day by replacing batteries that charge wirelessly.
Humane is a company staffed by former Apple employees, including CEO and founder Bethany Bongiorno. Her husband Imran Chaudhry and the company's head of product development, Ken Cocienda, are also former Apple employees.
The company believes that devices such as smartphones or wearables such as augmented reality glasses disrupt human behavior. Ai Pin is designed to solve this problem by getting out of the way and out of the user's hands.
Pin Ai Pin Humane costs $699 and can be ordered from Humane Websity starting November 16th. This requires a monthly subscription for unlimited calls, texts and data through T-Mobile, which costs $24 per month.