Soumya Prakash Pradhan

In this tech-savvy era, technology and AI are rapidly evolving. A recent addition to the market is the 'AI Pin,' created by former Apple executives in their startup named Humane. 

The founders, Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, announced the gadget in a TED Talk in May 2023. Imran Chaudhri shared his experience of spending 22 incredible years at Apple, contributing to the design of devices from Mac to iPhone and Apple Watch.

He emphasised the evolution of smartphones, connecting us to the internet wherever we go. However, he pondered what comes next, suggesting that AR or VR glasses could be the answer. He mentioned that the 'AI Pin' is considered the revolutionary gadget we are envisioning.

The AI Pin, a lightweight device, magnetically attaches to clothing, offering various features using sensors, projectors, and AI technology. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it includes a camera, microphone, and accelerometer. The built-in projector displays information on your hand or surfaces.

AI Pin As Per Humane

According to Humane's official report, the AI Pin focuses on language models, combining sensors and AI to understand context and provide relevant information.

For instance, it can identify objects while you walk, offering details like a restaurant's name or the distance to a bus stop. Navigational capabilities are expected in 2024.

AI Pin - Its Facilities & More

The AI Pin, consisting of a Computer and Battery Booster, is a standalone device. It can control other devices, make calls, send texts, and operate smart home devices.

The gadget facilitates access to AI-powered applications like translation services and virtual assistants.

Described as "beyond touch and beyond screen," the AI Pin features a Laser Ink display, turning your hand into a display. Interacting involves lifting and tilting the palm, making selections by closing fingers, and asking questions by touch and hold.

The device ensures privacy with a built-in indicator light for active camera, microphone, or input sensors. Users can disable sensors at any time.

Available for pre-order at $699, the Humane AI Pin is expected to ship in early 2024, with an approximate price of 58,000 INR.