APPLE CO-FOUNDER Steve Wozniak has warned of the possible consequences of artificial intelligence (AI), predicting that humans will become the pets of robots when they take over the world.
This is the second time Wozniak has commented on the future of AI, having previously called the growth of such technology "scary".
"They're going to be smarter than us and if they're smarter than us then they'll realise they need us," Wozniak said at the Freescale technology forum in Austin, according to The Guardian. "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 filet steak and chicken every night because ‘do unto others'."
Wozniak is not alone in his worries about a robot uprising. Last year, Elon Musk said that AI is likely to rise up and destroy humanity.
Musk, who probably had not spent the weekend watching Demon Seed or Transformers, was concerned that the more advanced the robots get the less respect for their creators they will have.
"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 said.
"First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern."
Wozniak is well known for making outspoken remarks. Over the past year or so, the Apple co-founder has announced that he sold his "worthless" Samsung Galaxy Gear on Ebay, said the iPhone 6 arrived three years too late, and revealed that the "Apple Garage" was a myth. µ
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