California-based Humane Inc, a start-up founded by former Apple Inc employees, has raised $100 million in a funding round. According to a Reuters report, Sam Altman, the founder of Open AI and existing investor in Humane Inc, participated in the investment round.
The report added that the company is planning to launch its first product in the spring.
Founded by Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, Humane INC has claimed that it is working to develop a software platform and consumer device with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). However, the company has not disclosed the name of the product.
In an attempt to integrate AI technology into Humane Inc’s product body, the company has collaborated with OpenAI, a platform that created ChatGPT with the help of Microsoft. Currently, it is also working with the Korean electronics company LG Electronics Inc for the next level of its product. LG is helping the company in its research and development phase. Additionally, it has partnered with Volvo car’s tech fund ‘on a potential future collaboration.’
Talking about the latest development, former Apple employee and the chief technology officer at Humane Inc, Pattrick Gates, said "Our products are built on an integrated device and cloud platform that will allow us, and others, to create AI-driven experiences that feel natural, fun and needed.".