Humane’s demo video for the Ai Pin has been updated to correct some inconvenient inaccuracies reported by the wearable.
After Humane debuted the much-hyped screen-less Ai Pin, Internet sleuths were quick to point out some errors in its responses. Ai Pin incorrectly said that the best places to view the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse are in Exmouth, Australia and East Timor, when in fact the best places are in North America.
It also misleadingly describes a handful of almonds as containing 15 grams of protein, but in reality 60 almonds would equal as much protein, According to to X (former Twitter) user Nate Young.
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Humane has since updated the demo video to correct the inaccuracies.
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Space and almond geeks kept Humane honest
Thanks to the space and almond detectives out there, some of the hype around Ai Pin has been blown away. You’d think someone on the team would double-check the responses on the device. Especially when Ai Pin has bold ambitions to replace the smartphone by using voice command instead of a screen interface.
The bottom line here is that if the AI model powering the device is confidently giving you the wrong answer — and there’s no screen or other way to check the facts — it can’t be relied upon for important tasks. It’s reminiscent of Google’s blunder with its AI chatbot Bard and its inaccuracies about the James Webb Space Telescope. In other words, not a great first impression.
The new, updated demo
In the updated demo video, Ai Pin says one of the best places to view the solar eclipse is in Nazas, which is located in Durango, Mexico. It also addressed the almond confusion by keeping the original shot of Humane co-founder Imran Chaudhry holding a handful of almonds, but clarifying that half a cup of almonds equals 15 grams of protein.
So while Chaudhry is holding less than half a cup of almonds, Ai Pin is now technically right in the protein calculation.
Humane’s original demo video showing the incorrect answer of where to view the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse.
Updated Humane demo video showing the correct answer for where to view the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse.
Humane’s original demo video misleadingly suggests that a handful of almonds has 15 grams of protein.
Updated Humane Ai Pin demo video clarifying how many almonds are in 15 grams of protein.
All that being said, this is a brand new product, so there are bound to be some issues that need to be worked out. On the company’s Discord server, Humane’s head of new media Sam Schaefer said the video “was created using pre-release software” and the issues have since been resolved. “These issues (and many others we find) between now and when customers receive devices will be fixed as soon as we find them,” Schaefer continued.
The problem was solved, but Humane learned a hard lesson. When it comes to solar eclipses and almonds, there are receipts all over the internet.