– Humane has unveiled its first wearable device called the Ai Pin.
– The Ai Pin is a pocket-worn AI assistant that operates through voice commands and a projected virtual screen.
– It works independently of other devices and is connected to its own phone network through T-Mobile.
– The device will cost $700 and $24 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data.
– It will ship in early 2024.
– There is still a need for deeper hands-on impressions and demonstrations of the technology.
– The author is skeptical due to previous failed attempts at similar technology.
– Other news includes the release of the Steam Deck OLED, Teenage Engineering’s Field series of studio gear, the shutdown of Omegle, and the availability of PS5 Slim bundles in the US and Canada.
Wearable startup Humane has officially unveiled its first device, the Ai Pin. For months, the company has drip fed information, only offering a glimpse of the device, wielded by Naomi Campbell, of all people, at Paris Fashion Week in October.
The Ai Pin is a pocket-worn wearable AI assistant that can reportedly perform the tasks our current phones and voice assistants do, but without a screen, instead operating primarily through voice commands and, occasionally, a virtual screen projected onto the user’s hand. It works independently of other devices, connected to its own phone network through T-Mobile, but on Humane’s own MVNO because that’s even more complicated.
The device will cost $700, and another $24 per month for unlimited talk, text and data, and will ship in early 2024.
We’re still waiting for deeper hands-on impressions and demonstrations of the technology. I’m skeptical, and not just because it’s been just over ten years since Google Glass tried to be a thing.
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AI Eclipse TLDR:
Wearable startup Humane has unveiled its first device, called the Ai Pin. The pocket-worn wearable AI assistant is designed to perform tasks similar to current phones and voice assistants but without a screen. It primarily operates through voice commands and occasionally projects a virtual screen onto the user’s hand. The device works independently of other devices and is connected to its own phone network through T-Mobile. The Ai Pin will cost $700, with an additional $24 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data. It is set to ship in early 2024. Further hands-on impressions and demonstrations of the technology are still awaited.