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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares reaction to Apple Intelligence, urges users to look beyond demos

Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak shares his thoughts on Apple Intelligence. (Source: Bloomberg via YouTube)
Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak shares his thoughts on Apple Intelligence. (Source: Bloomberg via YouTube)
Beloved Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak needs no introduction. Recently, he spoke with Bloomberg, where he expressed his excitement as well as concerns surrounding Apple's latest AI-powered Apple Intelligence features, which the company introduced with the intention of giving a much needed AI boost to its array of operating systems and user experiences.

Apple, after somewhat of a long wait, finally announced new versions of its software with the addition of AI-powered features dubbed "Apple Intelligence". Unsurprisingly, Apple was relatively late to the party when it came to AI features, but it seems they have arrived with a bang, thanks to the plethora of impressive new features. In typical Apple fashion, privacy has been prioritized above all, with the company dedicating a significant portion of the segment to assuring its users of unmatched privacy.

Apple's beloved co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his insights on the new AI features during a recent interview with Bloomberg. Wozniak, popularly known as Woz, is widely regarded for his candid and user-centric perspectives wrapped in his classic humility. His initial reaction seems to suggest a blend of excitement, along with a healthy dose of cautious optimism concerning these new AI-powered experiences, which is to be expected given the controversies surrounding AI.

Real world usage is the ultimate benchmark

Of all the updates, Wozniak was particularly interested in Apple Intelligence AI features. Self-admittedly, he was quite impressed with the demos but was also quick to note that the actual effectiveness of these nifty new features can only be verified with real-world usage. Apple introduced several new re-writing and proofreading tools integrated into its operating systems, which concerned Wozniak regarding AI speaking on behalf of humans, having the potential to adversely affect personal authenticity.

Siri gets a long-awaited AI-boosted overhaul

When discussing Siri, Wozniak acknowledged that so far, it has had a rather mixed track record. Siri has always been helpful with efficiently managing trivial tasks such as setting alarms, but has consistently lagged behind other assistants from Google and Amazon. Wozniak appears to be optimistic regarding the improvements made to Siri with the aid of Apple Intelligence, and expects major advancements to the software in the coming future.

Overall, it seems like Apple Intelligence has earned Wozniak's stamp of approval. Over the course of the next few weeks as more reviewers get their hands on the beta, the real-life usability of the new AI features, as pointed out by Wozniak, should be more evident, but do keep in mind that Apple Intelligence is very much in its beta stage and will only get better with time.

Apple Intelligence will be available on all M1-powered and higher Macs, as well as the iPhone 15 Pro lineup.

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Sambit Saha, 2024-06-11 (Update: 2024-06-11)