Apple executive Jeff Williams: "AI will change the world"

Apple executive Jeff Williams:
Apple's Chief Executive Officer Jeff Williams said today that Artificial Intelligence will change the world. The comments was made at an event in Taiwan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of chip manufacturer TSMC. The latter is responsible for all of the A11 Bionic chipsets used in this year's new crop of iPhone models, including the Apple iPhone X. Although Samsung is looking to return as a supplier of chipsets for the iPhone and iPad by next year, TSMC chairman Morris Chang described his company's relationship with Apple as "intense."

Williams said that "I think we’re at an inflection point, with on-device computing, coupled with the potential of AI, to really change the world." While he called the phone a major AI platform with more apps expected to run AI features in the future, he said that Apple won't limit AI to the iPhone. Williams sees AI changing the way that health care is delivered. He sees the industry as being "ripe" for a major change.


Apple isn't the only phone manufacturer betting big on AI. The second largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet, Huawei, has just unveiled its new flagship phone, the Huawei Mate 10, powered by the company's new Kirin 970 chipset which includes built-in AI capabilities.

source: Reuters

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26 Comments

1. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Change the world, yes, but it can be either: a) by making smart devices smarter, or b) by eventually reducing the population of puny humans to zero :)

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Scariest part is when AI stop obeying orders.Now its just a kid getting educated.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's what scares me as well. Imagine if the AI bots happen to act on their own? Damn.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

We can be scared all we want. The problem with human lives, is the actual amount of the resources that each person relies on. It is the main reason why humans have not left Earth to live on another planet. We rely on this earth and it's resources for everything. We take for granted the temperature, water, everything, and some abuse this planet, animals, water, and other limited resources. Putting all that aside. Technology waits for no one, and it is coming whether you want it or not. Nobody should fear AI. Fear the people that make twisted or evil robots. Because AI is like a baby, teach it good things and it will do go things. Teach it bad stuff, then it will do bad stuff. Besides that Apple is behind in AI, especially when you look what others have to offer from IBM, Google, and Even Microsoft are ahead of Apple when it comes to AI. Not to mention other companies involved in AI.

25. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i see the main title on the article and say yeah no sheet ai will be the biggest thing ever and change the world people have said that for over 30 yrs

24. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well look at the crap we have now these millennial kids sucks had everything given to them easy access to knowledge and dont even use it dont work just want to play video games and hang out on social media they are the worst generation ever

2. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Did the CEO of Tesla remind us that already?

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Elon Musk is spot on about AI scaring him. It scares me as well.

6. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Same here, Stephen Hawking says Ai will be the end of humanity and i tend to listen to people like that.

10. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Stephen Hawking also said that when information falls into a black hole it is gone forever - he was proven wrong by plummer turn physicist - Susen He is also the Guy who said you can get something from nothing it just takes billions of years. Really? Come on, Last time anyone checked nothing now and in a billion years from now will always produce nothing. Both Parmenides and Aristotle are much more smarter than Hawkins and many of the scientific community already proved that .

12. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1162; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And how was Stephen Hawking disproven then? Last time I checked we didn't have a black hole around to test that theory.

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Because the logic is As susen stated if all information disappears in a black hole and scientis theorize that there are 10s of thousands of black holes out there and that each galaxy has a super massive black hole in it's center then there would be nothing here today as everything would have been swallowed up out of existence including the black holes swallowing up themselves which is a manifest impossibility. Stephen Hawkins reverse himself when confronted with these logical facts and now agrees that information dose not disappear in a black hole out of existence but comes out the other side as high energy to once again populate the cosmos. You can watch the entire Nova series on the "battle for the cosmos"

13. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Well i'd rather listen to Hawking than believe in an omnipresent deity that has exactly zero proof of ever having existed.

15. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

So your saying you have concrete irrefutable evidence God does not exist? Even reputable physicist, Philosophers and cosmologist will not go that far. Why? Because to say so is to make yourself omniscient and omnipresent since you have travel the entire known universe and looked at every gas giant every dwarf star for that deity and came back to say he does not exist. well if that is the case then you are GOD and your own argument falls by its own weight.

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

He's just normal human being with limited knowledge, no one can be "always right" He's respected in science world because he contribute a lot in theoretical physics, and cosmology. And that's what's matter.. Compare that to Ming Kuo guy who's wrong most of time, but some sites still wrote hundreds of articles about him each year

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Wauw he is way ahead of us........or not.

7. Metropolis75

Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

If we're getting AI, I want fat adult Haley Joel Osment instead of I see dead people kid Osment.

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I some times wonder why we as humanity fear things like aliens, ghost, killer robots, Sky-net, Bombs missiles and the devil. but we don't fear the creator of the universe God himself who has the power to just stop thinking about the creation and everything would cease to exist? Now that's some one to really fear. Nah Elon Musk, Stephen Hawkins etc.. are all wrong Why would God let us destroy ourselves when he has already reserved the right for himself to judge us all ( myself included)? The supreme being is who we have to fear.

11. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1162; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

What supreme being? The universe is a cycle of birth, death and rebirth, destined to continue forever. There is no god that created it all. God is a notion used to control people, to have some order in the chaos of existence.

16. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

so there is no purpose, no overarching truth, no dignity to human? So Nietzsche and Martin Hiddergar were right so was Jon Paul Sartes right? Human life is meaningless. Who cares about how many Jews died in the holocausts there was no meaning to there lives, Black lives matter who cares it just an endless cycle of birth and death. Women have rights and dignity no just survival of the fitness and the the Anglo Saxon is the fittest and all other races are inferior. So if that's the case AI is the fitess So why should we even be scared of AI taking over its just the End of your cycle. There is no dignity to our lives. The machines should rule. The question is - is there and objective reality out there outside of you and me that all my wishing and praying can give being to and all of your denial, doubt and cynicism can cause to disappear?

19. Tipus

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Human life is not meaningless only for humans. AI wouldn't care

20. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1162; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Just because there is no supreme being, no grand design, doesn't mean life has no meaning or purpose. If you choose to interpret my words as such, it shows the limitations of your thinking. We give meaning to our lives, we seek a purpose, a reason for being. We don't require a god's approval or support for our lives to have some meaning to us or others.

26. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

You mean zenō sama

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I know it will change the world. I’ve seen the Terminator movies.

21. goodmorrow

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Water is wet.

22. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

In other news: Apple hires Captain Obvious as their new press officer. "We're striding towards making statements on things everybody already knew"

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