Humane's Ai Pin costs $699 and ships in early 2024, which is about all we know for certain

Key Takeaways:

– Humane AI has been teasing details about its upcoming wearable device, the AI Pin.
– The AI Pin is a pocket-worn wearable AI assistant that operates primarily through voice commands and occasionally through a virtual screen projected onto the user’s hand.
– It costs $700 plus a $24/month “Humane Subscription” which includes a dedicated cell phone number for the Pin with unlimited talk, text, and data.
– The device will be available in three colors and orders will begin shipping in early 2024.
– It includes a magnetic clip that doubles as the battery storage and has backup batteries for users to keep with them.
– The AI Pin runs on a Snapdragon processor with a dedicated Qualcomm AI Engine and features an ultra-wide RGB camera, depth and motion sensors.
– It uses an “entirely new AI software framework” called the Ai Bus which quickly connects users to the right AI experience or service.
– Collaborations with Microsoft and OpenAI give the AI Pin access to powerful AI models and platforms.
– Many details about the AI Pin, such as battery life and the system’s anti-tamper system, are still unknown.
– Humane is hosting a debut event where functional iterations of the AI Pin will be on display.

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Wearable startup Humane AI has been dripping details about its upcoming device, the AI Pin, for months now. We firs saw it at a TED Talk in May and, more recently, got a glimpse of its promised capabilities at Paris Fashion Week, ahead of Thursday's official unveiling. However many questions regarding how the wearable AI will actually do what it says it will remain to be answered.

Here's what we do know: The Humane AI Pin is a pocket-worn wearable AI assistant that can reportedly perform the tasks that many modern cellphones and digital assistants do, but in a radically different form factor. It has no screen, instead reportedly operating primarily through voice commands and occasionally through a virtual screen projected onto the user's hand. It costs $700 plus another $24 because Humane insisted on launching its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) on top of T-Mobile's network. That $24/month "Humane Subscription" includes a dedicated cell phone number for the Pin with unlimited talk, text and data, rather than allow the device to tether to your existing phone. 

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The device itself will be available in three colors — Eclipse, Equinox, and Lunar — when orders begin shipping in early 2024. The magnetic clip that affixes the device to your clothing doubles as the battery storage and includes a pair of backup batteries for users to keep with them. The AI Pin also sports an ultra-wide RGB camera, depth and motion sensors, all of which allow "the device to see the world as you see it," per the company's release.

The AI Pin will reportedly run on a Snapdragon processor with a dedicated Qualcomm AI Engine supporting its custom Cosmos OS. Its "entirely new AI software framework, the Ai Bus," reportedly removes the need to actually download content to the device itself. Instead, it "quickly understands what you need, connecting you to the right AI experience or service instantly." Collaborations with both Microsoft and OpenAI will reportedly give the AI Pin, "access to some of the world’s most powerful AI models and platforms." 

There is still much we don't know about the AI Pin, however, like how long each battery module lasts and how sensitive the system's anti-tamper system is that will lock down a "compromised" device. Live demonstrations of the technology have been rare to date and hands-on opportunities nearly nonexistent. Humane is hosting a debut event Thursday afternoon where, presumably, functional iterations of the AI Pin will be on display.

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AI Eclipse TLDR:

Wearable startup Humane AI has been slowly revealing information about its upcoming device, the AI Pin. The company first showcased it at a TED Talk in May and recently provided a glimpse of its capabilities at Paris Fashion Week. However, many questions about how the wearable AI will work remain unanswered.

The Humane AI Pin is a pocket-worn wearable AI assistant that can perform tasks similar to modern cellphones and digital assistants, but in a different form factor. It doesn’t have a screen and primarily operates through voice commands, with occasional use of a virtual screen projected onto the user’s hand. The device costs $700, and Humane has launched its own mobile virtual network operator on top of T-Mobile’s network, requiring an additional $24 per month for a dedicated cell phone number with unlimited talk, text, and data.

The AI Pin will be available in three colors when it starts shipping in early 2024. The device’s magnetic clip, used to attach it to clothing, doubles as battery storage and includes a pair of backup batteries. It also features an ultra-wide RGB camera, depth and motion sensors, allowing it to “see the world as you see it,” according to the company.

Powered by a Snapdragon processor and a dedicated Qualcomm AI Engine, the AI Pin runs on the custom Cosmos OS. It utilizes an AI software framework called the Ai Bus, eliminating the need to download content to the device by quickly understanding the user’s needs and connecting them to the right AI experience or service. Collaborations with Microsoft and OpenAI will give the AI Pin access to powerful AI models and platforms.

There are still many unknowns about the AI Pin, such as battery life and the sensitivity of its anti-tamper system. Live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities have been scarce, but Humane will host a debut event where functional iterations of the AI Pin will be showcased.