What comes after the smartphone? Some people have probably already asked themselves this question. At the end of 2023, a start-up presented the Humane Ai Pin. The goal: the device should replace mobile devices such as smartphones in the long term. At the same time, the Santa Monica company Rabbit recently showed how we could interact with our devices in the future.

The manufacturer developed the Rabbit R1 for this purpose. This is a small, personalized AI assistant that, according to the company, will usher in a new era in mobile technology.

The design of the Rabbit R1 comes from the Swedish tech company Teenage Engineering. The device is about the size of a small notepad and therefore fits in any trouser pocket.

Rabbit R1 knows exactly how to use your favorite apps

The special thing about the Rabbit R1 is a special artificial intelligence. A so-called proprietary AI model called “Large Action Model” (LAM) is intended to make the operation of apps as easy as possible. To do this, users have to press a button and give a command using their voice.

Example: “Order an Uber to the office,” “select energizing music for the ride,” or “inform the team that I’m running a little late.” The LAM then interacts with the appropriate apps to fulfill the requests. The AI ​​was trained with thousands of voice inputs and various apps.

Users can give the Rabbit Assistant access to their apps by entering their app credentials on a website provided by the manufacturer. The device weighs 115 grams and has a 2.88 inch (approximately seven centimeters) touchscreen display. Scroll wheel navigation allows you to flip through “cards” that display textual information about the tasks performed by the AI.

Built-in camera allows questions about images

A rotating camera can be used for visual tasks. When asked “What are the contents of this food?” the Rabbit R1 answers with the ingredients of the food shown. But video calls are also possible with the AI ​​assistant.

Because the Rabbit R1 has a Wi-Fi and cellular connection, a MediaTek processor, four gigabytes of memory, 128 gigabytes of storage space, a USB-C port and a SIM card slot. The battery should last at least a whole day.

Rabbit plans to introduce a “teaching mode” later this year that will allow users to directly guide the LAM model to use their favorite apps. The Rabbit R1 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2024 for $199. The long-term goal: make smartphones obsolete.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2024/01/22/rabbit-r1/

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