The Humane AI Pin has been delayed slightly, but there's a bright side

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With all the news about AI going on recently, it’s pretty easy to forget about one of the most interesting AI devices of 2023. The Humane AI Pin is set to redefine what AI models can do for our everyday lives. However, we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to find out, as the AI Pin has been delayed a bit. However, there is an upside to this.

In case you don’t know, the AI Pin is a mobile device that you attach to your clothes. It will use onboard sensors such as its microphone and camera to ascertain the world. You’ll be able to speak to it, and it will use generative AI technology to respond to you. For instance, you can simply ask it any sort of question you would ask ChatGPT, and it will give you an audible spoken response.

You can use the onboard camera to scan objects, and ask the AI pen about them. For instance, you can scan a certain type of flower, and ask the AI pen the best weather conditions for it. That’s just one example.

The AI Pin doesn’t have a collection of apps like most other mobile devices. Instead, when you ask it a question, it will contact different AI models in the cloud. It will summon the proper model for the query.

The AI Pen costs $699, and it comes with accessories like two detachable batteries, a charging case, a wall adapter, Etc. If you’re interested in picking one up, you can go to the official Humane website.

The Humane AI Pin has been delayed just a bit

This news might be a bit of a bummer, considering the fact that Humane had to lay off a section of its staff not too long ago. In any case, the news isn’t quite as bad as it seems.

Humane staff member Sam Sheffer posted a video on X explaining that the company is going through a few delays. Early adopters were originally set to have their devices ship sometime in March. Well, in the video, Sheffer stated that early adopters’ orders will start leaving the factory at the end of March. So, they should expect to receive their orders soon after that.

After that, he said that priority access orders will begin receiving the deliveries by mid-April. After that, everyone else who placed their order will be receiving their devices after that. There’s no definite date or time frame to speak of. So, we expect them to start seeing devices sometime in May. However, that’s just a guess.

People who placed their orders will be receiving onboarding emails letting them know when to look out for their devices. So, if you’ve been excited about getting an AI Pin, then you’re going to have to wait a bit longer, unfortunately.

So, what’s the upside?

The upside to this is the fact that people who order their AI Pins before March 31st will get the first three months of their Humane subscription for free. As you may know, there’s a $24/month subscription fee that you must pay in order to access the AI models. This plan will include cellular data provided through Verizon.