12 June 2024


Humane News

Humane Names Rubén Caballero, Long-Time Apple Executive and iPhone Innovator, as Chief Engineering & Strategy Officer

Visionary technology leader joins Humane to help advance the transformation of mobile computing

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2024 – Humane Inc. (“Humane”) today announced that Rubén Caballero, a senior executive with extensive experience leading the development of innovative technology products, has been named Chief Engineering & Strategy Officer. In this new role, Caballero, who has served as Technical Advisor to Humane since 2020, will work closely with the executive team to help shape and lead Humane’s technology and strategy initiatives. This will occur both internally and with the growing list of external partners that are excited about CosmOS, Humane’s AI operating system, and the Ai Pin family of products. He will report directly to Imran Chaudhri, Humane’s Chairman, President and Co-Founder.

Caballero is widely recognized as an industry leader in the consumer hardware space, having directed the successful development of many products at the world’s leading technology companies. Most recently, he served as Corporate Vice President of Engineering in the Experiences, Devices & Technology division at Microsoft, where he oversaw the development of Mixed Reality Products including Hololens and the IVAS program. This followed 14 years serving as an engineering executive at Apple, where he helped lead the hardware team that innovated the first-generation iPhone and later expanded his role to include the iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and all other hardware products. He also founded Apple’s Wireless Design & Technology Group, eventually growing his team to over 1,000 employees across 26 countries. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing R&D, roadmap, architecture, design, validation, certification, regulatory, and field, production and factory tests for all Apple hardware.

“Rubén is a legend in our field, and we are thrilled to have a leader of his caliber join our talented team,” said Chaudhri. “I first witnessed his technical genius as we worked together on some of Apple’s most challenging and groundbreaking consumer hardware products, and Humane greatly benefited from his input as an advisor as we developed the world’s first wearable Ai computer. We have always envisioned the Ai Pin as a first step towards integrating intelligent technology into daily life, and we are grateful to be working side-by-side with Rubén in this new capacity to unleash our technology’s tremendous potential and explore new ways to enable ambient computing.”

Bethany Bongiorno, Humane’s CEO and Co-Founder, said, “The launch of Ai Pin was just the beginning of the transformation of humanity’s relationship with computing, and technology leaders and companies across industries are eager to partner with us to expand the Ai Pin and CosmOS ecosystem. Rubén’s deep understanding of cutting-edge consumer product engineering and his proven expertise in developing breakthrough designs will be critical to this work as we unlock new ways to interact with devices.”

"I am very excited for the opportunity to join Bethany, Imran, and the rest of the Humane team as they continue to redefine the wearable device,” Caballero said. “As a long-time advisor to Humane's executive team, I have been impressed by their bold vision, seeing firsthand the innovation, drive, and intellect that defines their best-in-class team. I look forward to bringing my experience and skillset to the continued advancement of Humane’s extraordinary technology to help people be more present in their lives.”

About Humane

Humane is focused on creating a new way for AI to help people be more present in their lives. As part of this mission, Humane’s CosmOS operating system leverages the latest AI technology to change the way we interact with computers. As a form-factor and LLM-agnostic platform, CosmOS represents a powerful cornerstone as we build AI-first application and services interactions. Ai Pin, the first hardware offering leveraging CosmOS, marks a new beginning for personal consumer technology. It offers users the ability to take AI with them everywhere in an entirely new, conversational and screenless form factor. For more information, please visit:

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