Supermodel Naomi Campbell wore the latest in fashion and IT when she hit the runway recently at the Coperni Fashion Show.
Campbell wore a tiny device on her lapel designed by start-up company Humane.
The sneak peek of that device, called the AI Pin, offers a hint of the next generation of wearable tech that packs a lot of IT into a small space.
The AI Pin has no screen and measures only one inch square, but contains a host of sensors that can interact with the wearer in an unobtrusive way.
It represents what Humane cofounder Imran Chaudri calls a “disappearing computer“.
Chaurdi founded the company in 2017 with his partner Bethany Bongiorno after the pair left Apple.
The AI Pin connects to the Internet without the need to connect to a cell phone and is powered under the covers by Qualcomm’s power Snapdragon platform.
In an earlier presentation at TedX, Chaudri demonstrated the AI Pin’s ability to take an incoming call, displaying the caller’s name as a projection on the user’s outstretched hand.
Chaudri also demonstrated the ability of the device to translate languages in real time and reply using the voice of the owner.
The fashion show in Paris partnered Humane’s tech with French designer Coperni’s clothing to suggest that the AI Pin is the next big step in wearable tech that the user doesn’t haven’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing.
“To us, the Ai Pin is a beacon of the future, aligning with our vision of forward-thinking fashion,” said Coperni founders Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant.