Rabbit Inc., an AI startup looking to revolutionize human interactions with AI, is all set to release its first product called rabbit r1 on January 9 at CES 2024. rabbit r1 aims to “fundamentally change the way humans and machines interact”. Think Google Assistant or Siri, but supercharged with AI.
The main purpose of rabbit r1 is to introduce a life where technology adapts to humans rather than the other way around. It is based on a personalized operating system called Rabbit OS, which is built on top of a Large Action Model (LAM), a new type of generative AI that combines the fluency of Large Language Models (LLMs), with the ability to perform tasks and make decisions independently. Unlike ChatGPT, which only responds to user queries, rabbit r1 will also be able to execute tasks.
Here is how Rabbit Inc. describes the LAM system working underneath its AI product: “LAM first translates natural language requests into actionable steps and responses that the operating system can use in real-time. It understands and operates human-oriented interfaces across all mobile and desktop environments.”
In short, rabbit r1 will act as a virtual helper for everyday tasks.
The trailer below showcases the abilities of rabbit r1 as advertised by Rabbit Inc.
9 days until the pixels reveal.
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The trailer shows several users interacting with rabbit r1 through voice commands and it remains to be seen whether it will be capable of taking input through other means as well. Finer details should be revealed through the product’s official launch at the upcoming CES 2024 event on January 9 through an online live stream.
Interested customers can join a waitlist on Rabbit’s official website.
In December last year, the AI startup raised $10 million in its Series A funding round led by existing investor Khosla Ventures, bringing its total funding to $30 million. These fresh funds were used to increase the company’s total headcount to work on its upcoming r1 product.
Rabbit is headquartered in Los Angeles, USA, and was founded by industry experts including ex-Google engineers and experienced entrepreneurs with a background in creating AI hardware and high-performance computer clusters. Rabbit’s founder and CEO, Jesse Lyu, is a two-time Y Combinator alumnus and has previously founded Raven Tech, a startup that created a conversational AI OS backed by China’s Baidu.