In a groundbreaking move, San Francisco-based AI startup Humane, co-founded by ex-Apple executives Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, has pulled back the curtain on its inaugural marvel – the Ai Pin. This isn't your average pin; it's a wearable projector with the power to redefine how we interact with technology every day.
The Ai Pin, a compact, all-aluminum accessory, weighs in at 55 grams, equivalent to a tennis ball. It seamlessly attaches to your clothing, ready to be your AI companion throughout the day. But it's not just about aesthetics; it's a powerhouse of functionality. With an ultrawide RGB camera, the Ai Pin captures moments with a 13 MP lens, sends text messages and emails, and answers queries with ChatGPT-like capabilities, fueled by AI models from both OpenAI and Microsoft.
What sets the Ai Pin apart is its Cosmos OS, a unique operating system that transforms your palm into a canvas for a Laser Ink Display. A simple tap on the device projects an interactive display, controlled by tilting or rolling your hand. With intuitive gestures like pinching and fist-closing, you navigate effortlessly, eliminating the need for traditional touchscreen interfaces.
The Ai Pin redefines the user experience by seamlessly integrating various AI tools. No more searching, downloading, or learning to use separate apps. With a simple prompt, the Ai Pin selects the most suitable AI tool, saving valuable time. It's like having a centralized hub for all your AI needs.
Available in three chic colors – Eclipse, Equinox, and Lunar – the Ai Pin is not just a tech marvel; it's a fashion statement. Boost its functionality with battery boosters that magnetically connect, adding an extra 20 grams. Style and substance combined.
The Ai Pin experience comes at a cost of $699, including the device and two battery boosters. Additionally, a $24 per month subscription provides a phone number and data coverage through US carrier T-Mobile. Pre-orders kick off on November 16, promising early shipments next year. Humane aims to distribute around 100,000 Ai Pins, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of wearables.
Already making waves, Humane secured a staggering $100 million in Series C funding. Notable backers include Kindred Ventures, SK Networks, LG Technology Ventures, Microsoft, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, Tiger Global, Qualcomm Ventures, and the visionary Sam Altman, CEO, and co-founder of OpenAI. This latest round propels Humane's total funding to an impressive $240 million.
Humane's Ai Pin isn't just a device; it's a glimpse into the future of wearables. Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno's vision to reduce screen dependency is taking shape, and with $240 million in backing, the journey is just beginning. As pre-orders open, the tech world eagerly awaits the dawn of a new era in wearable technology. Brace yourselves for the Ai Pin revolution