Humane seeks AI Pin exit


Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Just weeks after it’s launch of the AI Pin wearable hailed as a ‘smartphone killer’, Humane is now reportedly considering selling the corporate.

With several devices combating poor reviews and adoption, and vast upgrades coming to smartphones — is the wearable AI sector about to go bust? Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Humane seeks buyer after AI Pin launch

  • Scientists plan a head transplant system

  • The right way to access Google’s Gemini 1.5 Flash

  • Chameleon: Meta’s latest multimodal LLM

  • 6 latest AI tools & 4 latest AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

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📌 Humane seeks buyer after AI Pin launch

Image source: Humane

The Rundown: Humane is reportedly exploring a possible sale of the corporate, just weeks after its highly-anticipated AI Pin wearable device launched to poor public reviews.

The small print:

  • Humane’s AI Pin, a magnetic device that clips onto clothing, was touted as a possible “smartphone killer”.

  • The $699 device was criticized for issues with reliability, practicality, and its additional $24/month subscription fee.

  • As reported by Bloomberg, Humane is looking for a lofty sale price between $750M and $1B despite its rocky debut.

  • The corporate has raised $230M from notable investors, including Sam Altman, and was valued at $850M last 12 months prior to the AI Pin’s launch.

Why it matters: Despite wearables just like the AI Pin, Rabbit’s r1, and others hitting the market, we’ve yet to essentially see one truly break through to broader adoption. With AI rapidly coming on-device and Siri 2.0 on the best way, our smartphones might just evolve to being the one AI device users really want.


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🤯 Scientists plan a head transplant system

Image source: BrainBridge

The Rundown: Neuroscience startup BrainBridge just introduced a brand new concept for an AI-driven robotic system able to performing head transplants — aiming to assist patients with terminal illnesses and paralysis.

The small print:

  • The CGI demo proposes a system that uses advanced robotics, AI, and real-time molecular imaging to transfer a patient’s head or face onto a donor body.

  • The corporate hopes to conduct the primary surgery inside eight years, and is releasing the concept early to draw top scientists.

  • A headscarf with a brain-computer interface (like Neuralink) would help patients communicate and execute tasks during recovery using their minds.

Why it matters: While the mind-blowing (🥁) system seems highly speculative and more sci-fi than reality — so did Neuralink’s brain chips. While we’re likely a good distance from this becoming possible, with the speed of advancement in robotics and AI it’s tough to rule anything out over the subsequent decade.


The right way to access Google’s Gemini 1.5 Flash

The Rundown: Google just released Gemini 1.5 Flash, a light-weight AI model optimized for speed and efficiency, with multimodal reasoning and a formidable 1M context window.


  1. Go to Google’s AI Studio and register along with your Google account.

  2. Select “Gemini 1.5 Flash” from the “Models” dropdown menu.

  3. Configure the run settings (temperature, token count, stop sequences, safety) and system instructions to your needs.

  4. Type your prompt and click on “Run” to generate high-quality results, fast!

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  • The capabilities of Zapier Central and download the free Chrome extension.

  • A step-by-step guide to Zapier Central’s AI bot-building: Behaviors, Easy actions, and Data sources.

  • Real-life use cases of Zapier, reminiscent of how we use it to automate our newsletter job listings.

  • The workshop will probably be beginner-friendly and is not going to require coding skills.

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🦎 Chameleon: Meta’s latest multimodal LLM

Image source: Meta

The Rundown: Meta’s AI research lab just introduced Chameleon, a brand new family of ‘early-fusion token-based’ AI models that may each understand and generate text and pictures in any order.

The small print:

  • Unlike other models that process image and text individually after which mix them later, Chameleon works with linked sequences of each.

  • Chameleon outperformed all rival models on image captioning and visual questions, while still matching performance on text-only.

  • The 34B parameter Chameleon also matched or outperformed top models like Gemini Pro and GPT-4V on tests of long-form mixed-modal generations.

Why it matters: Chameleon shows the potential for a special sort of architecture for multimodal AI models, with its early-fusion approach enabling more seamless reasoning and generation across modalities and setting latest performance bars.


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Latest AI Job Opportunities

  • 🎯 Impel AI – Test Automation Engineer

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TikTok launched a brand new ‘Symphony’ AI suite for advertisers, introducing tools just like the Creative Studio to generate videos, Assistant for scriptwriting, and Ads Manager to optimize videos.

IBM announced it would open-source its Granite AI models, also partnering with Saudi Arabia to coach its ALLaM Arabic language model using the corporate’s Watsonx tool.

Amazon is reportedly set to launch a sophisticated AI-powered Alexa, with plans to charge a monthly fee separate from Prime subscriptions.

Nvidia reported its Q2 earnings, beating estimates and sending the corporate’s market valuation to over $2.3T — with CEO Jensen Huang saying the corporate will make latest AI chips in a ‘one-year-rhythm’.

Mark Zuckerberg created an advisory group to guide Meta on AI advancements and opportunities, featuring GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, investor Charlie Songhurst, and CEOs from Shopify and Stripe.

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