Artificial intelligence startup Humane is set to launch its first device, the Ai Pin, on Thursday, November 9. The company backed by Sam Altman’s OpenAI envisions a world after smartphones where users interact with their devices with the help of AI.
However, a document containing intricate details about the clothing-based wearable smart pin, which had been under testing for well over a year, was leaked to the press ahead of the unveiling.
Humane Ai Pin a $699 Smart Wearable Powered by ChatGPT, Reveals Leaked Doc
Tech news outlet The Verge, which obtained the document, reported that Humane is about to launch a rounded square puck that could be defined as a “wearable smartphone without a screen” costing $699. The Ai Pin magnetically attaches to your clothes or other surfaces, and the clip itself is a casing powered by batteries to keep the device running.
While not revealing details on how long the device could last on batteries, Humane confirmed that the Ai Pin will ship with two so-called “battery boosters”.
Since it has no screen, Humane has introduced new ways for you to interact with the Ai Pin. The device uses a camera, and depth, and motion sensors to track and record its surroundings. It also has a built-in “personic speaker” that can connect to Bluetooth devices headphones and speakers. The Ai Pin, which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, is primarily meant to be a voice-based device but has a green laser projector that can project information onto your palm.
You can also interact with the Pin using gestures or by holding up objects to the camera for them to be identified. The device does not wait for you to give it a wake command, hence is not constantly recording conversations or listening to you. Instead, there is a touchpad that you have to tap to activate the Pin manually. The smartphone without a screen has a “Trust Light” that blinks whenever it is recording.
Ai Pin Powered by T-Mobile Cellular Under a $24 “Humane Subscription” Plan
Humane, which considers the Ai Pin a standalone device rather than an accessory to your smartphone, is set to introduce a $24 Humane Subscription that provides a phone number and cellular data on the company’s own branded wireless service running on T-Mobile for the device. Additionally, you will also get cloud storage for photos and videos and the “ability to make unlimited queries of AI models”.
Although it is not clear who will be providing the cloud storage and AI query functionalities for the Pin, The Verge says it could be Microsoft and OpenAI.
Android-based “Cosmos OS” Lets Users Call on AI Instead of Apps to Use the Device
The Ai Pin runs on a custom operating system called “Cosmos”. Humane has also taken a different approach to how users interact with apps on the device. The Verge noted that rather than operating as a collection of apps, the company has imagined an interface that lets you call up various AIs and other tools according to your needs. There are also rumors that the OS could be based on Android and powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model (LLM).
The Pin’s AI can Summarize Texts and Plays Songs on Tidal Based on Your Mood
The document also says that the Pin can draft messages in your voice and has a feature that can summarize your email inbox. The Pin is also able to translate text into various languages, while its camera can be used to identify food and the AI will provide you with relevant nutritional information.
Humane has added support for music streaming on Tidal and incorporated an “AI DJ” that selects music based on your mood. There are reports that the company will release a tool that will act as a central hub meant to set up and customize the Pin to suit your preferences before you start wearing it. It is unclear whether the “Humane.center” will be a website or app but what is confirmed is that the tool will be how users can view notes, videos, and photos that were captured while wearing the device.
The Humane Ai Pin will be officially launched on Thursday, November 9, at which point we will get more information about the smart device.