The world’s first purpose-built AI device is a voice-activated screenless smartphone

The world’s first purpose-built AI device is a voice-activated screenless smartphone

The first commercial device designed specifically for the age of artificial intelligence (AI) is here.

And it came from a pair of former Apple employees.

no not like that Which Previous Apple AI device – rumoured Jony Ive and Sam Altman collaboration. But Altman, CEO of OpenAI, is actually an investor in the company that produces it.

The new gadget, which is also a mobile phone, comes from Humane, the brainchild of a couple who worked together at Apple and have raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in funding (about $240 million), has obtained 25 patents, and has partnered with companies from Salesforce and LG to Microsoft, all on their way to for the first time Their unique presentation of the world’s first dedicated AI wearable device, Ai Pin, on Thursday (November 9).

Orders for the product will open next Thursday (November 16), and the company hopes to ship the first batch of devices by early 2024.

Humane’s stated goal, apart from capitalizing on the AI ​​boom, is to “reshape the role of technology” and wean consumers away from their addiction to smartphone screens.

As such, the $699 device (plus a $24 monthly T-Mobile subscription) is an Alexa-style wearable AI operating system that is primarily voice-activated but can project a screen onto surfaces using lasers and has a camera to capture… the pictures.

This, as Samsung Announce on Thursday that it will bring AI to its Galaxy phones, noting that “Galaxy AI, an end-to-end mobile AI experience… will transform your everyday mobile experience.”

AI wars are officially at consumers’ fingertips. And it will be consumers, along with the market, who will effectively decide what the AI ​​device of the future will look like.

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Consumer-driven changes

Most AI interfaces today are text-based, though An increasing number of end users are leveraging voice AI capabilities to engage with technology.

PYMNTS INTELLIGENCE It found that 63% of consumers say they would use voice technology if they were as capable as a person, 58% would use voice if it was easier and more convenient than doing tasks manually, and 54% would also use it because it is faster than typing or using a touch screen.

“Computers can Now act like humans. They can express, they can write, and they can communicate just like a human. Birud ShethCEO of Jobshophe told PYMNTS earlier this week (November 7).

And humanity is (largely) leaning towards voice as the best vector for creating a more natural way of interacting with AI.

Ai Pin presents information via its AI in a conversational manner, with prompts, including summarizing messages, relying on mundane commands such as “follow me.”

For the product to scale successfully, its users will need to learn how to navigate the brand-new operating system, Cosmos. Buyers will also need to be open to changing their phone numbers, as the Ai Pin comes with its own wireless plan.

Humanity so far has a first-mover advantage in the field of AI devices. But its success will ultimately be up to consumers to decide. After all, AI is set to be a big part of how people interact and interact with computers from now on – and there’s no telling what those computers will look like, or what they’ll be able to do.

See more: AI assistants usher in the era of service as software

Invisible technology

Today’s most innovative technologies are increasingly invisible, doing their work in the background while end users enjoy the frictionless benefits.

Voice is a key means of this seamless communication, as digital-first consumers embrace innovations that are able to integrate intuitive, simple and connected elements into their daily routines.

For example, on Tuesday (November 7) Walmart Conversational AI company original sound They announced Recent cooperation To bring voice AI to vehicles without a Bluetooth connection.

Additionally, PYMNTS CEO Karen Webster explored the rise of connected car commerce earlier this year in a conversation with Mercedes pays CEO Nico Kirstenwhich recently went public with its company In-car payment service.

“The best way to deliver an experience is to not have a (payments) experience in the first place… The future is truly automationwhere you won’t have to think about what you need to pay or when. Vineeth SubramaniamManaging Director and Global President of the company Spring from City, PYMNTS said in a separate conversation. “This means that more of your life will be automated, which is the pinnacle of good experience.”

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