AI Wearable: ‘Bad at Almost Everything’


Recently, I made notes regarding Wearable AI Gadgets, and some tech experts believe that they may eventually replace mobile phones. A recent BBC report claims that a new AI-powered wearable device called “AI Pin”, designed by two former Apple executives, has been panned by critics.

This thing is bad at almost everything it does, basically all the time.

– Marques Brownlee on BBC News

The AI Pin is designed and sold by Humane for $700 in the US, plus a $24.99 monthly subscription. The company website describes the AI Pin as a new wearable product that is easy to use and understands you.

The first multi-modal device that is wearable and easy to use. Whether you’re making calls, sending messages, seeking answers, capturing moments, taking notes, or managing your digital world, Ai Pin acts as your assistant and second brain, allowing you to be present and in flow.

Ai Pin gives you a team of Ai digital assistants on call, all of the time. Your Researcher, Interpreter, Photographer, Communicator, and DJ step in to help with questions and everyday tasks, freeing up your hands and your mind. Soon, assistants like a Nutritionist, Shopper, Navigator, and more will join your team, making your work and life feel even easier.

Ai Pin understands you. Just ask it naturally to remember, answer questions, or do something else you want. Ai Pin’s operating system, Cosmos, understands your intention and learns your context: where you are, what you like, and what you’re doing, so it can give you what you want automatically—all without downloading or opening apps.

Ai Pin is designed with your privacy and personal space in mind. Activating only on command, with no wake words, to ensure what’s private stays private. Its Trust Light clearly signals when it’s capturing, in order to foster a trusting environment. Our commitment to privacy ensures your data won’t be used in

Humane website

But some critics disagree. In the subsequent YouTube video (25 mins), Marques Brownlee, who according to the BBC is one of the world’s best-known tech reviewers, with over 18.5 million followers, describes it as “a good idea in theory – but in practice the worst product he had reviewed so far“.

Source: BBC News

Sure, there will be many more wearable devices that are expected to be launched in the future. Let’s keep an eye on them.