Humane’s New Wearable AI Could Be the Smartphone Killer of The Future

By: | May 18th, 2023

For over a year, there has been growing anticipation around the technology startup Humane.

Humane is co-founded by Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, who have previously worked for Apple. Humane has kept its work under wraps for some time, creating an air of mystery around it.

However, Chaudhri recently provided a glimpse of the company’s latest project during a recent TED Talk: an AI-powered wearable device designed to replace smartphones.

Humane’s AI-powered wearable can operate without requiring a connection to other devices. The wearable is equipped with a projector, which allows the user to display a User Interface on their hand. During the demonstration at the TED Talk, Chaudhri showcased the device’s calling capabilities by projecting the UI onto the palm of his hand. He made a call to Bethany Bongiorno, his wife and also the co-founder and CEO of Humane.

In addition to its calling capabilities, it also features a translation function. During his TED Talk presentation, Chaudhri demonstrated this feature by tapping on the device, speaking a few words, and then hearing an AI-generated representation of his voice speaking in French. This impressive function is useful for those who frequently travel or communicate with individuals who speak different languages.

The “catch me up” feature of the device can extract information from meetings and filter them down into quick bullet points. Another interesting feature of the device is its ability to respond to the wearer’s dietary requirements. The wearer can ask the device if they can eat something, and the wearable will respond with an answer based on the wearer’s dietary preferences or restrictions.

Humane’s AI wearable device was initially dubbed a ‘smartphone killer’. It has the potential to transform the way we interact with technology.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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