Former Apple Employees Launch a Wearable AI Pin with ChatGPT

Humane, a company started by former Apple employees, has created its first product – the AI Pin. This wearable device, priced at $699, brings the power of ChatGPT to your clothes. Scheduled to be available in the US from November 16, the AI Pin represents a significant step in personal consumer technology.

Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, the brains behind Humane, have designed the AI Pin to merge humans and AI. “Ai Pin is the embodiment of our vision to integrate AI into the fabric of daily life,” said Chaudhri. Bongiorno added, “We are rethinking, reconsidering, and remembering honest human connection in the context of computing.”


AI Pin: Features and Functionality


The AI Pin is a screenless device, smaller than a smartphone, with a laser-projected display. It can project smartphone-like interfaces onto any surface. The device uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and comes with a variety of features like AI-powered optical recognition.

One of the main attractions of the AI Pin is its integration with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, making it an AI assistant that you can wear. It also includes features like a daily summary of emails, translation of languages, and even identifying the nutritional value of foods.

Additionally, the AI Pin boasts a camera with depth and motion sensors. It has a “personic speaker,” Bluetooth connectivity, and a touchpad for manual input. The “trust light” indicates when the device is recording audio or video.


The Cost of Innovation


The AI Pin costs $699, with an additional monthly charge of $24 for cellular data access and cloud storage. This subscription is necessary for making calls, sending texts and emails, and storing images or videos.



The Power of AI in Everyday Life


Humane’s mission is to build technology that improves human experience. The AI Pin is a step towards achieving this, as it offers a new, conversational, and screenless way to interact with AI.

Cosmos, the operating system for the AI era developed by Humane, blends intelligent technologies with intuitive interaction and advanced security. The AI Pin is packed with new technology and offers a variety of color options and a unique two-piece design for style and convenience.

Humane’s collaboration with Microsoft and OpenAI is central to Ai Pin’s capabilities. The device respects user privacy, activating only upon user engagement and not employing ‘wake words’. A dedicated privacy chip manages the Trust Light, enhancing user privacy.


Humane’s Vision


Humane aims to integrate AI into our daily lives, enhancing our capabilities without overshadowing our humanity. “We believe in a future where artificial intelligence amplifies human potential,” said Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, expressing his support for Humane’s vision.

John Saw from T-Mobile, Jeffrey Torrance from Qualcomm, and Jesse Dorogusker from TIDAL also expressed excitement about their involvement with the AI Pin.

Humane, backed by ex-Apple talent, is poised to reshape how we interact with technology. The launch of the AI Pin marks the start of a new chapter in AI-powered personal technology, promising to make AI a seamless part of our everyday experiences.