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AI Disaster Story, How everything went wrong for AI Pin

Dear Reader,

Navigating the landscape of AI gadgets is a rollercoaster ride, filled with both impressive innovation and, well, some not-so-great missteps.

Today, I want to spotlight a couple of recent releases that have been making headlines, for better and worse.

AI gadgets will always hit or miss

1) Humane's AI Pin: Not Living Up to the Hype

Did you hear about Humane, the AI startup that promised to outdo the iPhone with a clip-on pin that knew everything about you?

TechCrunch was all over it, pumping out hype-filled pieces…

What it was supposed to be was a wearable gadget with an integrated AI assistant, camera, and projector…

That you could pin to your body for $699 and a monthly subscription fee of $24…

Basically a wearable Alexa.

The Humane AI Pin then received harsh reviews, with critics calling it too simplistic, not useful, and even dubbing it "The Worst Product I’ve Ever Reviewed."

2) Limitless: AI Gadgets Done Right

But it's not all bad news.

Enter Limitless, formerly known as Rewind, the AI startup that wowed us with its ability to retrieve anything previously displayed on your computer screen.

Now, they’re back with a $99 wearable pendant that remembers everything you’ve said throughout the day.

Limitless Features:

  • Privacy First: All your secrets are encrypted and super private.

  • Smart Recording: Lights up when in recording mode.

  • Convenient Access: Easily access your recorded notes via the web, Mac, or Windows app.

The demo looks promising, addressing real pain points like remembering notes from meetings or doctor’s advice.

So what’s the takeaway?

While Humane's misstep serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of overhyping a product…

Limitless shows us the potential of AI gadgets when done right—addressing genuine needs with user-friendly features.

In this fast-paced world of AI, it's crucial to separate the hype from the truly innovative.

We hope you can start to get the hang of it, but if not…

Stay tuned for more insights and updates on the ever-evolving world of AI.

Yours truly,

Mark Savant & The AI Media Team