“They’re going to be smarter than us and if they’re smarter than us then they’ll realize they need us,” Wozniak told an audience of 2,500 people at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.
Meaning, robots will make our lives easier. Similar to Stephen Hawking and others, Wozniak was also concerned about AI for a while there, but after some careful consideration he arrived at the conclusion that maybe intelligent robots won’t be out to get us after all. But this slow slog into the world of robots isn’t as frightening to Wozniak as it used to be. He added: “I think these things can take away basic mundane tasks, [but] they can never be creative”.
I think I’d like it. I think I’d feel looked after.
“The internet of things, if it ever did want to take over the world, would send a message to the computers of today saying, ‘Build us the internet of things, that’s what we need.'”. If it turned on us, it would surprise us.
At the event, Wozniak also took the time to discuss the Internet of Things. But Woz has now realized that it could actually benefit the human race in the long run.
But going back to Wozniak’s discussion, he mentions comfort comes to him when he is aware this is something that only could occur hundreds of years from now. “They’ll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature”. “So I got over my fear that we’d be replaced by computers”. Vans with cameras and radar equipment were spotted driving around the United States earlier this year, but they were later found to be for collecting images for a Street View-style mapping application.
Wozniak believes robots will helps us because we’re the “gods originally”. However, his latest musings suggest he’s had a rethink.
Steve Wozniak – often referred to as Woz – said he came up with the theory while he was feeding his dog fancy food, like filet steak.
“It makes things nice for humans, so we want this”.
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.