The term ‘disruptive innovation’ defines innovation that affects an industry by causing changes that make products and services disappear. With this philosophy, the start-up company ‘Humane’founded by two former Apple employees, has unveiled a device that would completely replace mobile phones.
Currently, new technologies revolve around Artificial Intelligence, despite the great controversy generated by its uses and limitations. However, AI is a basic pillar in Humane’s new device. The device is a kind of clip that is attached to clothing, projects holograms on the hands and is controlled by voice. In addition, it presents an independent operation sNo need to be connected to a smartphone, smart watch or computer to be used.
Its many tasks include the translation of content in real time, the possibility of maintain GPT Chat-style conversations, identify objects using a camera, make meeting summaries and search for information.
a futuristic presentation
The creators of Humane, Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiornopresented their bet during the annual conference TED 2023, which was held in Vancouver, Canada. During the presentation, one of the founders used the device to review the details of the artifact in the projection of his hand, while his other partner interacted with him through the audio signal.
The clear objective of replacing smartphones
Although the launch date of this new technological product for the public is still uncertain, the company has affirmed that the potential it presents can kill mobile phones.
The device would provide an experience “screenless, seamless and sensory”as its creators defend, that would allow its owner to pay attention to the environment. This is a very distinctive feature compared to the distraction of looking at the mobile screen, an act that evades us from the environment.
In addition, Humane is supported by leading technology and AI companies such as Microsoft and Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI.