In the rapidly advancing tech world, AI is undoubtedly getting the most attention from developers and companies. And it can be hard to understand just how impactful AI has already been (and what it means for the future), but it’s clear that most smart devices moving forward will be using it in some way. Back in 2018, former Apple designers Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno started Humane and quickly got to work on a wearable, AI-powered device. Now, the Humane AI Pin has officially been announced, and it utilizes AI models from Microsoft and OpenAI to process your voice commands, search the web, and act as an all-around virtual assistant.
Now that the specs for this pin have been revealed, we know that it’s built with a custom Snapdragon chip, aluminum housing, and a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus touchpad. Like a smartwatch, you can take/make calls and texts, but it also features a 13 MP camera for capturing photos and videos and receiving visual data. And since there’s no display, the AI Pin uses a green laser that projects a virtual interface and touch gestures (along with your voice) for navigation. One of the coolest things Humane demoed was the live translation function, and it’s the perfect feature for a wearable smart device.
On top of the convenience this pin has, it’s cool to see a startup breaking away from the smart glasses and smartwatch trend and trying something new. It’s also a breath of fresh air to see a new piece of AI technology designed to be naturally integrated into your routine, with a small, screenless design that’s out of the way and less likely to distract you (and others).
Orders for the Humane AI Pin in the States will begin on November 16th, with pricing starting at $699. At launch, you’ll be able to choose between three colorways, including Eclipse, Equinox, and Lunar. If you’re interested in cell service for calls and texts, you’ll have to pay an additional $24 a month through T-Mobile.