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Humane Pin AI, the gadget that goes beyond the smartphone

Pin AI is a sort of hyper-technological pin without a display but with ChatGPT's artificial intelligence inside


Dario Marchetti

The smartphone market is struggling, with devices that are now not very innovative compared to the past and on which, in any case, we spend a lot, indeed, perhaps too much time. A status quo that Humane, a company founded by two former Apple employees, wants to overcome with Pin AI, a sort of hyper-technological pin without a display but with ChatGPT's artificial intelligence inside. Inside this small box there is a concentration of miniaturized technologies: microphones, cameras, even a mini projector that makes information appear in the palm of your hand. In fact, there is no need for keyboards, physical or virtual, because everything is done with gestures and above all with the voice. In fact, in the 4 centimeters per side of Pin AI there is also an internet connection, so as to make the device independent. And above all, the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT, which can respond to any request, beats. Like sending a message, asking him to give us a summary of our day, with the appointments in the diary and the messages we missed, or to analyze what we have in front of us and tell us, for example, how much sugar the fruit we have in our hands contains. And again, translating conversations with other people in real time, without breaking eye contact. With PIN AI you can also make phone calls and listen to music, without disturbing those around you, thanks to a speaker capable of creating a sound "bubble" directed towards your ears. The idea, in general, is that of an unobtrusive technology, which allows us to live everyday life without isolating ourselves, perhaps with our eyes glued to the screen. Not without fears for privacy: the manufacturers have thought of an LED that, depending on the color, almost like a traffic light, will inform those around us whether we are using the camera or the microphone. A little bit, considering the degree of invasiveness of a device so small and minimal that it becomes almost invisible.