Launched (Humane); The emerging company in the field of artificial intelligence, after a long wait for its first product called (AI Pin), which is a small device that you can attach to your clothes, and works with artificial intelligence, and it is also designed to keep you away from the screen of your smartphone, as it comes without a traditional screen and relies on… It relies almost entirely on artificial intelligence to interact with you, and its developers hope it will serve as an iPhone for the AI generation.
Humane, founded by former Apple employees Imran Choudhury and Bethany Bongiorno, is one of several Silicon Valley startups developing the next generation of wearable devices that rely on artificial intelligence.
What is the Humane AI Pin, how does it work, what are its main advantages, and when can you buy it? Here’s everything you need to know about this device:
Firstly; What is Humane AI Pin?
The Humane AI Pin is designed to magnetically attach to clothing and can then be tapped to speak to an intelligent assistant powered by technologies from OpenAI, developer of the ChatGPT bot, and cloud computing power from Microsoft.
This means that it has a microphone and a speaker, to talk to it, but there is no specific word that must be spoken to it to get a response – such as: Hey Siri on the iPhone – as once you press the button you can talk to the device, and you will get a response.
The most important feature of this innovative device is the presence of a laser display system that can display information on the palm of the user’s hand instead of needing a traditional screen like those found in smartphones. Thanks to the camera, the device captures hand movements to interact with the content lists it displays, such as: responding to texts or changing the song.
Tilting the palm in different directions can highlight menu options, and closing the palm returns the device to the home page.
secondly; Design and specifications of the Humane AI Pin device?
The Humane AI Pin device comes with a small design. It is a small square box made of aluminum and glass. It includes a camera, a speaker, a group of sensors, and a battery. The back is a magnet, which allows you to attach it to your clothes and charge it wirelessly.
This device runs on an octa-core Qualcomm processor. This processor includes an engine dedicated to running artificial intelligence technologies, and the company has not yet revealed the details of the processor. The device comes with 4 GB of random access memory (RAM) and 32 GB of internal storage space.
The device also includes a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view, and a 3D depth sensor. Other sensors include an ambient light sensor, motion sensors, and GPS, allowing the device to see the world as you see it.
As for connectivity, the device supports connectivity via Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and connectivity to LTE mobile networks via the eSIM chip.
(Humane AI Pin) contains an internal battery, the company has not announced its capacity yet, but the device comes with a charging case similar to those that come with wireless headphones – such as: AirPods from Apple, and Pixel Buds from Google – that allows you to save the device in the event that it is not Use it, charge it.
Third; What operating system does this device run?
The Humane AI Pin device runs on a new operating system called Cosmos, which is an operating system developed by Humane for the era of artificial intelligence, as it combines smart technologies, intuitive interaction, and advanced security. It eliminates the need to download, manage, or launch applications, and instead, it quickly understands what you need, and connects you to the appropriate Internet-based AI service instantly.
The company has not provided any details about the Cosmos system yet, but merely indicated that it relies heavily on artificial intelligence to accomplish the required task, as it can receive requests and direct the user to the appropriate Internet-based artificial intelligence service immediately – whether it is from Google or Microsoft or OpenAI, Slack, etc. – although there are no apps as we know them on smartphones.
The camera in the device also helps in identifying things around you, and if you need to see information, such as: time or messages, there is a built-in laser projector that displays a user interface with a resolution of 720 pixels on the palm of your hand.
You can navigate through this interface using different gestures such as: tilting and rotating your hand to select, while you can use the pinch gesture with your index finger and thumb together to click on the thing you want.
In addition to this screen, there are two types of indicator lights. The Beacon light located on the frame informs you of an incoming call, message, or other notifications, while the LED light – which the company calls it (Trust Light) – located at the top of the front of the device informs you. If the microphone or camera is active, this is a procedure through which the company seeks to enhance the idea of privacy, and eliminate users’ discomfort with the idea of recording in public places.
Fourthly; When did Humane start?
Imran Choudhury spent 20 years at Apple, leading the design of the iPhone’s home screen, while Bethany Bongiorno led software development for products including the iPhone, iPad and Mac, and was part of the founding iPad team.
Chaudhry and Bongiorno left Apple in 2016, and founded Humane in 2017, and surrounded it with complete secrecy, as no information about its products and research efforts was leaked for 6 years, until last April when Chaudhry gave a presentation during one of the TED events. During which he reviewed the superior capabilities of the device, which he described as a “hidden computer” that can answer inquiries and execute voice commands, without the presence of a physical screen.
Fifthly; What is the price of the device, and when can you buy it?
The company announced that it will begin receiving orders to purchase the device from November 16, and the cost of the device will be $699 with a monthly subscription of $24 that comes with unlimited data and phone calls. According to Wired, the company will begin delivering the device to users in early 2024.