May 9, 2023

Apple co-founder says AI may make scams harder to spot

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has warned that artificial intelligence could make scams and misinformation harder to spot. Mr Wozniak, better known in the tech world as Woz, is a Silicon Valley veteran who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and invented the first Apple computer. The term AI covers computer systems able to do tasks that would normally need human intelligence. Mr Wozniak doesn't believe AI will replace people because it lacks emotion, but he did warn that, in his view, it will make bad actors even more convincing, because programmes like ChatGPT can create text which "Sounds so intelligent". The current boss of Apple, Tim Cook, told investors last week that it was important to be "Deliberate and thoughtful" in how to approach AI: "We view AI as huge, and we'll continue weaving it in our products on a very thoughtful basis."

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