Could an AI Pin Change Your Life? - The Stratford Observer

Could an AI Pin Change Your Life?

Stratford Editorial 21st Nov, 2023 Updated: 21st Nov, 2023   0

In a time when smartphones are firmly established as the status quo, it’s difficult to imagine going without them. Yet, this is exactly what the Humane AI Pin aims to accomplish with its small clip-on AI companion. Able to make phone calls and texts and assist in a wide range of other activities, the Humane AI Pin is a forward-thinking device that could be a life-changing fit for some Stratford residents.

What is the Humane AI Pin Exactly?

The physical device of the AI Pin is a small box a little larger than a smartwatch, which is magnetically attached to the front of your shirt. On the device is a camera, microphone, speaker, and a 720p laser projector for visual output. You won’t be getting a typical screen with this system, so any users will have to be happy with going back to the monochrome days.

As for the software, don’t expect app support from the Humane AI Pin. It currently features no app support, with all of its systems and functionality guided by its AI backing and internet connectivity. With 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the pin’s hardware isn’t too bad given its size, though we have to wonder how this storage and memory might be used. Unlike similar AI helpers like Alexa, the Humane isn’t always listening, instead being activated by voice control.

So, what can it do?

The Potential of the AI Pin

Without a screen, it can be easy to write the Humane off as useless, but factoring in our reliance on Bluetooth connectivity, this could be far from the truth. With voice commands, you could get the system to guide you around Stratford, and then connect to vehicle GPS navigation. It could connect to Bluetooth speakers, and even theoretically output audio and video to a Bluetooth-compatible screen. What we know for a fact so far is that the AI pin follows in the footsteps of the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, only with more capabilities and a more mobile hardware enclosure. It can read your emails, outputting, and relaying them via a speaker, let you convert speech to text to write your own, and use its laser projector when necessary for menu and navigational support.

As exciting as this is, like any piece of hardware, its real potential could be unlocked in future custom firmware and programs. Though the Humane doesn’t support apps natively, it does run on Android backing, which means it could be open for enterprising coders to extend the device feature set.

This could mean better app support for existing media platforms, and could even allow some simple types of games to be played. Online casino slots would be great fits, with titles like Diamond Match and Panda Blitz simple and streamlined enough to run on even the humblest devices. These casinos and websites could also work well with the laser display without being confusing or cramped. Of course, like accessing Amazon TV or other media types, this is all theoretical, but it’s also a development that coders would no doubt quickly unlock.

The Humane AI Pin has just opened for preorders, and with a system so cutting-edge, we’d encourage caution over rushing in. Still, if you’re the type of person who hates having to lug around and constantly stare at a mobile screen, this Pin could illustrate a real step forward for you.

You might be the first person in Stratford to leap, but there’s nothing wrong with being a trendsetter. Plus, if you grew up watching Star Trek and love the idea of tapping your chest to give computer commands, this is the closest we can currently get.


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