Woz has warned that artificial intelligence will be “scary and very bad for people,” saying robots will “get rid of the slow humans” which would mean most of Apple’s customers. However Woz has since mellowed a bit saying that being a robot’s pet is no bad thing.
Speaking at the Freescale technology forum in Austria, Wozniak said: “They’re going to be smarter than us and if they’re smarter than us then they’ll realise they need us. We want to be the family pet and be taken care of all the time.”
He realised this when he was feeding his dog the same meals as he prepared for himself. “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.'”
Wozniak added: “It’s actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they’d even have the ability to look after humans. They’ll be so smart by then that they’ll know they have to keep nature, and humans are a part of nature. So 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.”