Humane, a secretive software and hardware company, has been generating media buzz since its inception in 2017. Founded by former Apple employees, the company has been developing a mystery wearable device that leverages AI in unique ways. Despite its mysterious nature, Humane has managed to secure significant funding, including a $30 million Series A round and a $100 million Series B round. OpenAI is also collaborating with Humane on the artificial intelligence aspect of the device. The company recently announced that its first product, the “AI Pin,” will be unveiled at an event on November 9. In the meantime, the device has made appearances at Paris Fashion Week, worn by supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Described as a “screenless, standalone device,” the Humane AI Pin is designed to seamlessly integrate into users’ everyday lives. It uses a range of sensors to enable natural and intuitive computing interactions. The device prioritizes privacy, with no wake word or “always on” listening features. Humane aims to build products that prioritize user trust. Although the device’s functionality and features are still unclear based on the images available, it appears to be a screenless device with front-facing sensors and a large front panel that may serve some purpose. Humane emphasizes that the device is standalone, potentially allowing users to leave their smartphones at home.
Overall, Humane has managed to pique interest and attract significant funding for its mysterious wearable device, with an emphasis on AI-driven computing. The company has positioned itself as a leader in combining design, creativity, and technology. The unveiling of the AI Pin in November will provide more insight into its capabilities and potential impact on the market.