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Bizarre AI device that lets you call and text for cheaper than iPhone makes major public mistake

Mia Williams

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Bizarre AI device that lets you call and text for cheaper than iPhone makes major public mistake

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Humane

A brand new AI device created by designers from Apple and Microsoft has been officially unveiled, but it made a huge mistake at the launch.

Humane is the company launching the highly anticipated new product, in the form of an AI pin.

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The never-before-seen system attaches to clothing and uses microphones, speakers and display features that project information onto the owner's hand.

The idea by the creators is that it encourages people to engage with the world around them, instead of being on their phones constantly.

The information provided by the system is sourced using a number of artificial intelligence platforms, including ChatGPT creator OpenAI.

But surely, you may ask, a product like this is going to burn a small hole in our pockets? Well you’re not wrong.

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The device will cost you $699 (£571), and will be available to order in the US next week.

That certainly sounds pricey, but bear in mind the iPhone 17 retails at $799, so the pin is $100 cheaper and can be used to make calls and texts too.

President of Humane, Imran Chaudhri, is excited about the future of mixed reality with the creation of his invention.

The device will cost you $699 (£571), and will be available to purchase this year. Credit: Youtube/Humane
The device will cost you $699 (£571), and will be available to purchase this year. Credit: Youtube/Humane
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One of the features of the pin is its ability to answer a question based off information on the web.

Users can press the AI pin, and ask a question out loud, and it can pick up exactly what they are saying.

The answer should appear before your very eyes.

During the official reveal event of the product, one of the executives demonstrated its ability to do this, saying: “I can also use it to ask questions, like: when is the next eclipse, and where is the best place to see it?”

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The AI pin showed the answer, saying that the best place to see the next total solar eclipse is Exmouth in Australia or East Timor, in April 2024.

However, as humans, we know that this information isn’t accurate, leading to the AI phenomenon’s first big mistake.

Yikes!

President of Humane, Imran Chaudhri, is excited about the future of mixed reality with the creation of his invention. Credit: Instagram/@hu.ma.ne
President of Humane, Imran Chaudhri, is excited about the future of mixed reality with the creation of his invention. Credit: Instagram/@hu.ma.ne
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The truth is that next year's solar eclipse will in fact be seen from North America, and has been called the ‘the Great North American Eclipse’.

It will not be seen from Australia, like the pin told the audience, and will only be viewed from the US, Canada and Mexico.

Looks as though AI isn’t ready to take over just yet.

It could be possible that the mistake was made due to this year's solar eclipse being seen from Exmouth and East Timor in April.

And it was this information that the AI system was trained on to answer this particular question.

UNILAD has contacted Humane for a comment.

Topics: Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Apple, Microsoft

Mia Williams
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