Wozniak isn’t scared of AI taking over.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, believes that if a rise of the robots ever happens, humans will be made their pets.
Far from a bad thing, Wozniak thinks that this would be a good thing: "We want to be the family pet and be taken care of all the time. I got this idea a few years ago and so I started feeding my dog fillet steak and chicken every night because ‘do unto others’."
Speaking at the Freescale technology forum in Austin, Texas, Wozniak’s statements are something of a U-turn regarding his feelings on AI. Previously he had stated that the growth in this area was ‘"scary and very bad for people."
Wozniak has broken the trend by welcoming the rise of the machines, with others such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk stating their concerns.
Gates said in January: "I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned."
Wozniak expects that it will be "hundreds of years" before AI is capable of taking over: "They’ll be so smart by then that they’ll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. I got over my fear that we’d be replaced by computers. They’re going to help us. We’re at least the gods originally."