Humane, the enigmatic hardware startup known for its secretive AI-powered projects, made an exciting announcement on Friday, revealing its latest creation called the Ai Pin.
Details about the device remain scarce, as Humane continues to operate in stealth mode. The company simply describes the Ai Pin as a “new type of standalone device with a software platform that harnesses the power of AI to enable innovative personal computing experiences.”
Scheduled to launch later this year, this wearable technology is integrated into clothing and utilizes a range of sensors to facilitate “contextual and ambient compute interactions.” In order to meet the device’s processing requirements, Humane has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies. The company states that the Ai Pin will be powered by the advanced Snapdragon platform.
Humane previously showcased the device at the TED conference in April, where co-founder Imran Chaudhri demonstrated its capabilities. He projected an interface onto his hand, showcasing how the Ai Pin enables users to answer phone calls, access automated summaries of their day, and perform various other functions.
Based on the available information, it seems that the Ai Pin aims to provide an alternative to smartphones, allowing users to carry out a multitude of tasks without being tied to a screen.
However, beyond these intriguing tidbits, Humane has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the device. The recently issued press release includes a single teaser image, featuring a device adorned with colorful lights, but discerning its exact features and functionality remains a mystery.
Equally intriguing is the chosen name for the product. By spelling ‘Ai’ instead of ‘artificial intelligence,’ Humane has sparked curiosity regarding how the word will be pronounced during its official launch.
Dev Singh, Vice President of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., expressed excitement about the Ai Pin, emphasizing its ability to deliver a superior AI experience and feature a diverse range of on-device AI capabilities. Singh praised the device’s revolutionary and sleek form factor, highlighting its power to process real-time contextual information and provide wearers with new and thrilling experiences.
As the anticipation builds, consumers eagerly await further information about the Ai Pin’s features, functionality, and how it will redefine the realm of personal computing experiences. With Humane’s track record of innovation, this mysterious wearable device holds the promise of transforming how we interact with technology in our daily lives.