Humane Unveils AI-Powered Wearable Camera Alternative
Posted: November 10th, 2023 by WIRED
Humane, a startup based in San Francisco, has revealed a new wearable device called the Ai Pin that serves as an alternative to smartphones and cameras.
The Ai Pin is a small square device that can be clipped to clothing like a brooch. It contains a camera, microphone, and speakers, allowing users to take photos, make calls, and access a virtual assistant.
Some key features of the Humane Ai Pin:
It has a 12MP camera with 4K video support for capturing high quality images and footage. The camera is accessed by tapping the Ai Pin.
It uses speech recognition and gesture controls for hands-free operation. Users can give voice commands and make tapping gestures rather than needing to handle a smartphone.
The on-device virtual assistant provides information and can complete tasks like setting reminders, controlling smart home devices, and more.
The battery lasts all day with quick charging support.
It connects via Bluetooth to smartphones for accessing apps and services. The Ai Pin syncs captured photos and videos to the user's phone.
Humane believes the Ai Pin provides a more convenient and hands-free alternative to constantly pulling out a phone. It aims to reduce distractions and make uses more present.
The Ai Pin is available for pre-order now priced at $699 and it begins shipping in March 2024. Humane expects the device to be met with high demand given its innovative capabilities and appeal as a smartphone companion.