Billed as a revolutionary leap in the application of artificial intelligence (AI), the AI Pin has been introduced to the tech market. This wearable, screen-free gadget provides users with the capability of engaging verbally with AI. Be it searching for information or crafting personal messages, this device, once affixed to a shirt, readily performs these functions.
The AI Pin goes beyond basic functions, offering unusual features such as ‘supporting nutritional goals’ by identifying food items through computer vision technology. Future upgrades promise even more capabilities. All these functions operate on an innovative Operating System (OS) named Cosmos. This new tech infrastructure simplifies the AI experience, discarding the traditional approach of downloading or launching apps.
The AI Pin runs on a dedicated Snapdragon processor supported by a Qualcomm AI Engine. In terms of hardware, it boasts an ultra-wide RGB camera, depth and motion sensors. Audio outputs are designed to deliver a ‘bubble of sound’, however, it does maintain traditional connectivity options like Bluetooth for headphone pairing.
The device doesn’t require a smartphone pairing, rather, it provides its own connectivity thanks to a collaboration with T-Mobile in the US. Moreover, it emphasizes the non-intrusive nature of the device, stating that it does not perpetually listen in on the user’s conversations.
AI Pin carries a price tag of $699, with this amount covering the device, battery boosters, a charge pad, case, cable and adapter. It includes a monthly subscription fee at $24 that offers a phone number for the device, unlimited talk, text and data, cloud storage access and AI services.
Co-Founders, Humane, Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno stated, “Ai Pin is the embodiment of our vision to integrate AI into the fabric of daily life, enhancing our capabilities without overshadowing our humanity”. T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, John Saw added that the Ai Pin is “a huge step towards a more connected, AI-informed future”.
Numerous questions remain as to the practicality and effectiveness of AI Pin in delivering on its promises. However, amid a market saturated with smartphones, the introduction of this novel device injects a refreshing energy into consumer technology, especially, since many of its features could potentially be handled by an app.