At CES 2024, Rabbit unveiled the Rabbit R1, a groundbreaking AI device that promises to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. This compact gadget is set to redefine the role of personal assistants and could potentially challenge the conventional smartphone.
The Rabbit R1 is no ordinary smartphone replacement. It's a compact, standalone device, roughly half the size of an iPhone, equipped with a 2.88-inch touchscreen, a rotating camera with computer vision, an analog scroll wheel, and a built-in AI assistant. Powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, this device offers a full day of autonomy.
One of the standout features of the Rabbit R1 is its Rabbit OS, an operating system based on a "Large Action Model" (LAM). Unlike traditional virtual assistants, Rabbit OS takes a unique approach by learning how to use existing apps. By observing human interactions with apps like Spotify and Uber, it understands complex user intentions, operates user interfaces, and performs actions on behalf of the user.
The Rabbit R1's interface is simple and intuitive, offering category-based cards for various tasks, such as music, transportation, and video chats. Users can communicate with the device through voice commands, and it responds promptly and efficiently.
What sets the Rabbit R1 apart is its ability to learn new tasks. Users can teach it multi-step actions, and once learned, the device can repeat these actions independently. For instance, it can be trained to navigate apps like Photoshop, performing intricate tasks within the software.
The Rabbit R1 is available for pre-order at $199 and is expected to ship in March 2024. While it may not replace your smartphone entirely, the Rabbit R1 offers a glimpse into a future where AI-powered assistants seamlessly simplify our digital lives.