Humane, a company started by former Apple workers, has released the futuristic AI Pin. The company wants to cut down on screen time and replace your smartphone with a small device that can act as your personal assistant.
Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno presented their AI Pin in a video that showed off all of its features and functions. They have big plans for a future that is “more present.”
The AI Pin from Humane can not only send and receive texts, but also do everything an AI assistant does, thanks to Microsoft’s AI Chat-GPT.
The pin is always listening and can be controlled by speech, touch, or an interactive laser screen. You don’t have to hold the device and aim it at the subject to take pictures or record movies. You can just tell it to do it with your voice. It has batteries that can be changed, and it can automatically stick to your clothes so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Does it work instead of smartphones?
Is the AI Pin useful or even necessary in our lives, even though it looks very modern and high-tech? The small device can do a few things while you’re on the go, but it’s not as good as a smartphone. It can’t replace the experience of a screen and scrolling through social media or playing games, or it can’t replace the private and personal text messages we might want to send but can’t say out loud. The AI Pin is meant to cut down on screen time that is bad for you, but are we really ready to get rid of all computers, especially now that we are more visually driven?
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The device plays music and surrounds us with a sound bubble that can keep us entertained. But do we really need everyone to know what we’re listening to or what we want to listen to all the time? The device can also take high-resolution photos and movies, but we won’t know how they were taken until we plug or connect it to a phone or computer to see them.
Even if your device is hacked, Humane will protect your privacy and data, and they also have AI that can answer all of your questions at any time. But at the same time, Humane’s launch video showed that the AI system made some awful mistakes when asking questions from the founders. When the startup was told about the mistakes, they felt bad about it and put out another movie fixing them. Even though the mistake is small, it makes you wonder if the device is real and if you can believe the answers it gives you, especially since there is no screen to check the answers.
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However, many tech experts already say that the device is a failure. They also think that it would work well with an Apple Vision Pro headset, which would give it the images and apps that it clearly lacks. The AI Pin costs $699 and comes with a $24-a-month subscription fee. When paired with the $3499 Apple Vision Pro, this could become a very pricey tool with little use in cutting down on screen time.