Humane: Sam Altman-backed company to start shipping ChatGPT-powered Ai Pin in March 2024

Sam Altman-backed AI company Humane on Tuesday (December 26, 2023) announced it will start shipping its ChatGPT-powered Ai Pin from March 2024.

Humane to start shipping its ChatGPT-powered AI Pin from March 2024.  Photo Caption: Photo Courtesy: Humane X page 

The company posted on X: “We are thrilled to announce that Ai Pin will start shipping in March 2024.”

The device was launched in November.

The company last month said in a statement it would be available to order in the US from November 16.

Reimagining interaction

Ai Pin proposes to redefine the way people interact with AI.

“Speak to it naturally, use the intuitive touchpad, hold up objects, use gestures, or interact via the pioneering Laser Ink Display projected onto your palm. The unique, screenless user interface is designed to blend into the background, while bringing the power of AI to you in multi-modal and seamless ways,” the company said in a statement.

Seamless integration

Designed to handle the simple and the complex, Ai Mic supercharges search and quickly finds and contextualizes what users are looking for.

AI-powered messaging can craft messages in user’s tone of voice, while the Catch Me Up function sorts through the noise of the inbox.

“New AI-driven music experiences come to life through a partnership with TIDAL* and the AI-powered photographer helps you capture and recall important memories,” the statement said.

Among a growing list of capabilities, Ai Pin can also act as a foreign language interpreter and support nutrition goals by identifying food using computer vision.

As the device and platform evolves with future updates, so do the possibilities it unlocks.

Cosmos: An all-new operating system for the AI era

Cosmos is Humane’s operating system for the AI era, blending intelligent technologies with intuitive interaction and advanced security.

An entirely new AI software framework, the Ai Bus, brings Ai Pin to life and removes the need to download, manage, or launch apps. Instead, it quickly understands what users need, connecting them to the right AI experience or service instantly.

Perpetual power – and style

Ai Pin comes in three color options – Eclipse, Equinox, and Lunar – and boasts a unique two-piece design, consisting of the main computer and a battery booster.

Packed with cutting-edge technology

It runs on a Snapdragon processor with a dedicated Qualcomm AI Engine, enabling the fast and reliable performance needed for AI interactions.

Ai Pin is equipped with an ultra-wide RGB camera, depth sensor and motion sensors, allowing the device to see the world as you see it. A unique, personic speaker creates a bubble of sound, offering both intimacy and volume as needed, while Ai Pin can also pair with headphones via Bluetooth.

Privacy at its core

Privacy and transparency are paramount with Ai Pin. The device only activates upon user engagement and does not employ ‘wake words’, ensuring it is not always listening or recording.

Ai Pin features a prominent Trust Light which indicates when any sensors are active, which is managed via a dedicated privacy chip.

If compromised, Ai Pin will shut down and require professional service from Humane.

Unique collaborations

Humane’s unique collaborations with Microsoft and OpenAI give Ai Pin access to some of the world’s most powerful AI models and platforms and set the foundation for new capabilities to be added as the technology evolves.

Ai Pin is a standalone device and does not need to be paired with a smartphone or other companion device.

To provide wireless service for Ai Pin, Humane is launching its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) connected by its exclusive U.S. partner, T-Mobile.

Pricing and comprehensive subscription plan

Ai Pin is available starting at $699 for the complete system.

This includes the device, two battery boosters, a charge pad, a charge case, a cable and an adapter.

For $24 per month, the Humane Subscription includes a dedicated cell phone number for your Ai Pin and unlimited talk, text, and data.

This subscription also comes with cloud storage and full access to Humane’s growing suite of Ai-powered services with no limits on the number of queries you can pose.

Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI: “We believe in a future where artificial intelligence amplifies human potential, and Humane shares this vision. We’re proud to be partnering with them to harness AI and redefine how we interact with technology — and the world.”