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The Woz says humans will be the 'family pet' for robots one day

Steve Wozniak again speaks out about the threat AI could cause humans
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 26, 2015 2:30 am

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been vocal about his concerns related to artificial intelligence and robots, saying the "future is scary" and "very bad" for humans.

 

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To make matters even worse, humans have made machines "too important," and it could be possible for robots to learn at a faster rate than humans can program them. Most recently, Wozniak said the human race could end up becoming pets to AI, even if that won't be for a very long time:

 

"They're going to be smarter than us and if they're smarter than us then they'll realize they need us," Wozniak recently said during the Freescale technology forum. "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 said.

 

No one is really sure what kind of long-term implications AI will have on humans - but nonetheless, robotics research is rapidly expanding.

NEWS SOURCES:Theguardian.com, Cdn.dutchcowboys.nl

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