Wozniak Wishes Apple and Google Were Partners

Back in the 1970’s, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak met for the first time, and the rest is history. Although Steve Jobs often gets credit for Apple’s success, it was Wozniak who was the brains behind the silicon.

Computers are on the verge of understanding human speech and gestures, but it has not been perfected yet. Wozniak says that he finds speech recognition on Android more accurate than Apple’s Siri.

“Sometimes I say ‘Go to Joe’s Diner’ and [Siri] doesn’t know where Joe’s Diner is. And very often usually I find out that Android does.”

Wozniak says that this is because Android as access to Google’s search engine.

Wozniak was interviewed by BBC’s Click about human speech and gesture recognition in computers.

“That is actually the future of intelligence probably for computers getting smarter and getting artificial intelligence. I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future.”

A partnership between Apple and Google will probably not happen anytime soon, and may not ever happen.

Wozniak believes that if we continue to encourage openness and sharing information would benefit everyone to develop the best technology. He sees certain features on Samsung phones that he wishes were on his iPhone, and he wishes Apple would use them and could use them without the fear of Samsung trying to stop them.

“I wish everybody just did a lot of cross-licensing and sharing the good technology, all our products would be better, we’d go further. I do wish they were more compatible.”

In an interview with the BBC, Wozniak says that more sharing between companies would lead to bigger and better developments in wearable technologies.

Wozniak was also asked on what his opinion was of the various actors who portrayed him in several recent movies.

It is rare to see an interview with Steve Wozniak but when we do, we can see that he is a fascinating story teller.