The AI Pin is a potentially game-changing device created by two ex-Apple employees.
Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri spent years of their lives creating some of the most widely-used technology in the world.
As the brains behind devices including the Apple Watch and the iPhone, the couple has played a huge role in making screens an integral part of society.
Now their device, the Humane AI Pin, seeks to all but eradicate screens from our lives.
Chaudhri announced the launch of the device at a recent TED talk.
A few minutes into his lecture he appeared to receive a phone call, in the palm of his hand.
The call was being transmitted through a small, barely noticeable device worn on his shirt.
This is the ‘pin’ that he and his wife have developed.
Their aim was to create a device that is ‘seamless, screenless and sensing’.
In his 22-year stint at Apple, Chaudhri noted how devices were becoming smaller and smaller.
After helping to create the Apple Watch, he began to wonder what was next.
Many have speculated that the next step in wearable devices is smart glasses or VR headsets.
But Chaudhri disagrees.
“The future is not on your face,” he says.
Humane’s pin doesn’t need to pair with a smartphone or smartwatch to work.
It’s a completely standalone device.
It’s no secret that technology is becoming increasingly addictive, with the average American checking their phone 352 times a day.
Chaudhri and Bongiorno want to fix this imbalance with the way people use their time.
The pin uses AI to learn about you and your world as you wear it.
It assesses your surroundings and acts as an AI assistant, without the need for a screen.
“Why fumble for your phone when you can just hold an object and ask a question about it?” Chaudhri asks.
He claims the device is a way for users to be more present in a world where screen time is ever-increasing.
Users will be able to capture their toddler’s first steps without holding a phone in between them.
Concerts will no longer need to be viewed through a sea of hands holding smartphones: the pin will film the experience for wearers.
Users will also be able to translate what they say instantly.
Not only does the AI technology appear to provide accurate and fast translation, but it will repeat the sentence using your voice and tone too.
The device will also collect and sort your personal data to help you be more efficient.
Chaudhri demonstrated this by giving the device the command “catch me up”.
The pin then combined information from his emails, calendar events and messages into one quick to-do list.
The Humane AI Pin made its debut at Paris Fashion Week recently.
Models like Naomi Campbell were seen showcasing the new Coperni range, all accessorized with black or white AI Pins.
This pin could totally change the way people use technology.
Instead of buying more and more devices, we could start seriously cutting back.
“The future will not be held in your hand,” Chaudhri says.
“The future of technology might almost be invisible.”