From Phones to PINs: The Humane AI Revolution, with a focus on AI PIN, gathers momentum
Humane, the brainchild of Apple alumni Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, has officially unveiled the AI PIN, a groundbreaking wearable device centered on artificial intelligence, poised to revolutionize the way users interact with technology. Resembling a pin, this innovative gadget, designed to free users from the shackles of traditional smartphones, attaches to clothing, offering a hands-free and screen-free alternative for staying connected to the digital world.
What are AI PIN’s features?
At the core of the AI PIN’s features is a powerful Snapdragon processor, an ultra-wide camera, depth sensors, and a speaker, providing users with a multifaceted and immersive experience. Fueled by an internal battery, the device offers the flexibility of rapid battery replacement through an external magnetically attached power source, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity. Positioned as “the new way to connect to the world,” the AI PIN aims to redefine the user experience by eliminating the need for screens and keyboards.
This revolutionary device empowers users to receive calls, messages, and notifications directly on the pin, seamlessly responding to prompts through intuitive voice or touch commands. Additionally, users can take control of their music experience, selecting songs, managing playlists, and adjusting volume settings effortlessly. Beyond these core functionalities, the AI PIN harnesses its environmental awareness capabilities to compare product prices in stores or provide nutritional information for food items, enhancing its utility in daily life.
The inclusion of a laser projector sets the AI PIN apart, allowing users to project images onto their palms or surfaces, create interfaces for music, display incoming calls, or showcase text messages in a visually engaging manner. Addressing privacy concerns, Humane reassures users that the pin does not engage in continuous listening or recording. Manual activation through touch is required, with a dedicated light signaling when recording is in progress, prioritizing user privacy and control.
Humane envisions the AI PIN as a stand-alone device, not merely a smartphone accessory. All user data is securely stored in the cloud as part of an advanced artificial intelligence model, ensuring a seamless and integrated experience across functionalities. Priced at $699, the purchase includes a charger and two battery boosters, offering users convenience and longevity in usage. However, a $24 monthly subscription is mandatory for T-Mobile cellular network connectivity, access to the AI model, and cloud storage for information and photos, emphasizing the ongoing commitment to service and connectivity.
Humane’s philosophy, as articulated on its website, centers around building innovative technology that feels familiar, natural, and human. The company strives to enhance the human experience through technology that is driven by good intentions, reconnecting individuals with themselves, each other, and the world around them. Humane’s commitment to trust, magical interactions, and enjoyable experiences underscores its dedication to offering users more from technology.
Founded in 2018, Humane has not only raised an impressive $230 million but has also forged collaborations with industry leaders such as Microsoft, LG, SanDisk, Qualcomm, and OpenAI—the visionary force behind the ChatGPT artificial intelligence model. As Humane continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation, the AI PIN stands as a testament to its mission of delivering transformative and human-centric experiences in the realm of wearable technology.