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Humane Unveiled Their Wearable "Ai Pin," Supported By Former Apple Executives And Microsoft

Humane Unveiled Their Wearable "Ai Pin," Supported By Former Apple Executives And Microsoft
A Silicon Valley business called Humane, which boasts a stellar roster of executives and co-founders, has unveiled a $699 gadget that promises to deliver state-of-the-art artificial intelligence right to your wrist.
The gadget, dubbed the "Ai Pin," is meant to be worn on clothing and may be tapped to speak with a virtual assistant that uses cloud computing capacity from Microsoft and technologies from OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT. It projects text and monochromatic images onto the user's hand using a laser projection technology.
Humane is just one of several Silicon Valley startups hoping to discover the next big thing in consumer electronics. It was founded by former Apple employees who worked on the iPhone.
During an earlier this year display of the Ai Pin, Humane co-founder and President Imran Chaudhri declared that "the future is not on your face." However, the business has categorically rejected the mixed-reality headsets that are being developed by companies like Apple and Meta Platforms.
Instead, Humane is selling a gadget that doesn't have a conventional screen and communicates with the user nearly exclusively through artificial intelligence. The virtual assistant on the Pin attempts to outpace competitors by crafting messages in the user's voice and providing a "Catch Me Up" function to condense an unorganised email inbox. The Pin also has a camera that can snap images or use computer vision to scan items, such as food, and provide the user with an approximate nutritional value.
"Ai Pin is the embodiment of our vision to integrate AI into the fabric of daily life, enhancing our capabilities without overshadowing our humanity," Chaudhri said in a statement.
According to the company, the Ai Pin will go on sale in the US on November 16. Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, Microsoft, and other donors have contributed $241 million to Humane.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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