CEO of Pneuma Solutions Speaks Out About Lack Of Mention Of Accessibility At Humane Launch

Humane AI Pin Mike Calvo

There are voices within the disability community who are expressing concern over Humane Inc.’s recent unveiling of their AI Pin.

Originating from a San Francisco-based AI firm created by ex-Apple employees, the AI Pin is a small device, akin to the size of a cookie, that fixes to clothing like a lapel through a magnet and boasts a built-in camera for data capture. As a wearable AI assistant, the device is engineered to undertake numerous functions similar to those of current smartphones and smart speakers, hinting at a shift to a future beyond smartphones.

While the launch has sparked considerable enthusiasm and aligns with a growing trend to prioritise AI within new products, concerns have been raised by the disability community.

Critics point out that the company’s failure to address the device’s accessibility for disabled individuals reflects an oversight towards a significant demographic, which numbers approximately 1 billion globally and includes about 40 million in the United States, accounting for 13% of the population.

One such voice is the CEO of Pneuma Solutions, Mike Calvo, who spoke to Steven and Shaun on Double Tap Friday (17th November).

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