Humane AI: The Iphone Killer

Humane AI opens pre-orders

How about that for a dramatic and also subtly ironic subject line? That’s why they pay me the big bucks. Anyways, Humane AI just launched their AI wearable device thing. Pretty cool. Have you heard that they all worked at Apple? Pretty cool. Maybe stop telling everyone so often though? We get it. You value design, semi-japanese minimalist aesthetics, and hardware priced above $500. Everyone misses Steve and that pin makes you look like a narc.

(don’t be mad at me. it’s a bit. new hardware is cool. launching new stuff is hard. i’m not buying one, but excited to support from the sidelines.)

Humane’s Ai Pin is a $700 Smartphone Alternative You Wear All Day
“If you’re willing to clip the Ai Pin to your chest, you can talk, gesture, and tap to take photos or summon a powerful virtual assistant.” - Wired

Sam Bankman-Fried faces over 100 years in prison at sentencing. 
“A jury of twelve found FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried guilty of all seven criminal charges brought against him. The question of how long he’ll remain in prison, however, is one that Judge Lewis Kaplan will spend the next few months deliberating by himself.” - CNBC

OpenAI wants to be the App Store of AI
“The creator of ChatGPT is taking a big swing with its new store for AI bots. Are we witnessing the beginning of a new platform?” - The Verge

Popular video chat service Omegle shuts down
“Omegle, a popular online chat service that allowed individuals to connect and talk with strangers, has shut down after more than 14 years citing growing misuse of the platform, including in committing “unspeakably heinous crimes.”” - TechCrunch

Elon Musk's Neuralink Is Looking for Its First Volunteer
“Neuralink is seeking a volunteer for its first clinical trial. The person would have part of their skull removed so a robot can put wires and electrodes in their brain.” - Bloomberg

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