The Future. An upcoming wearable AI device wants to give people the power to record their every interaction and store it in their phones — giving them an external hard drive for their memories. The device joins a growing slate of announced AI wearables (a portable projection device from Humane, a ChatGPT device designed by Apple vet Jony Ive) but may be the one that spooks privacy advocates the most.
Play it back
The Rewind Pendant remembers everything.
- On Monday, RewindAI co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker announced the $59 item — a device worn around the neck that “captures what you say and hear in the real world and then transcribes, encrypts, and stores it entirely locally on your phone.”
- The Rewind app then uses AI to generate insights from the data and build a searchable database for users.
- Siroker says the device will come with a feature that makes sure no one is recorded without giving their consent… but didn’t elaborate on how that could be achieved.
Unsurprisingly, the Rewind Pendant drew some passionate reactions, with Complex compiling a list of hilarious takes and more than one person noting the device was reminiscent of the all-capturing tech in the Black Mirror episode, “The Entire History of You.”
Spoiler alert for that episode: being able to pull up exact memories can have some innovative consequences. So… recall with caution.