Humane, a company backed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, has announced that its AI Pin, a wearable device that acts as a phone replacement without a screen, will be available for delivery in March 2024. The AI Pin is powered by artificial intelligence and uses large language models such as ChatGPT-4 to perform various tasks and interact with users through voice. The device also has a screenless projector that can display information in the user’s hand.
What is the Humane AI Pin?
The Humane AI Pin is a small white square that can be pinned to clothing or accessories. It has a speaker and a microphone that allow users to communicate with it verbally. The device also has sensors that detect gestures and movements of the user’s hand. The AI Pin runs on an operating system called Humane OS, which is based on ChatGPT-4, one of the most advanced natural language processing models in the world.
The AI Pin can access the internet and various online services through its built-in Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. It can also use cloud computing to run applications and store data. The device can perform tasks such as calling contacts, sending messages, taking photos, playing music, translating languages, answering questions, setting reminders, controlling smart home devices, and more. The device can also learn from user preferences and behavior over time and provide personalized suggestions and recommendations.
Timeline for Shipping and Pre-Orders
Humane has received an overwhelming response from customers who pre-ordered the AI Pin since its launch in November 2023. The company has revealed that it will start shipping the devices in March 2024. However, there is no official word on whether there will be any plan to bring it to India or other countries yet.
Humane has also announced that it will offer pre-order priority for early orders who sign up for its newsletter or follow its social media accounts. Customers who pre-order the AI Pin will get access to exclusive features and updates before they are released to the public. They will also get discounts and freebies when they buy multiple devices or accessories from Humane’s online store.
Features and Specifications
The Humane AI Pin has several features and specifications that make it stand out from other wearable devices. Some of them are:
- AI-powered wearable: The AI Pin uses ChatGPT-4 as its core engine to provide natural language understanding and generation capabilities. It can converse with users in various languages such as English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, etc. It can also adapt to different contexts and scenarios such as casual conversations, formal meetings, jokes, stories, etc.
- Screenless projector: The AI Pin does not have a screen or an LCD like most smartphones or tablets do. Instead, it uses a laser projector that can project images onto any surface such as walls, tables, floors, etc. The projector can also adjust its brightness and color according to the ambient light conditions. Users can control what they want to see on their hands by using gestures such as tapping or swiping.
- Subscription fee: The AI Pin requires a monthly subscription fee of $24 to access its full functionality. This fee covers the costs of cloud computing resources such as storage space, bandwidth, and processing power. The fee also allows users to enjoy unlimited access to all the features and services of the device. Users who cancel their subscriptions will lose their data and settings on their devices.
The Humane AI Pin is expected to be one of the most innovative and disruptive products in the wearable technology market. It aims to provide users with a new way of interacting with technology while staying present in their surroundings. It also hopes to empower users with more control over their personal information and privacy. The device is designed by former Apple executives Imran Chaudhri and Greg Joswiak, who helped create some of Apple’s most iconic products such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, etc.