Steve Wozniak: If You Want to Learn About AI Killing People, "Get a Tesla"
The Woz is at it again.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some harsh words for Tesla. In a new interview, Wozniak argued that the Elon Musk-led company's self-driving efforts leave a lot to be desired — and are actively making Teslas incredibly unsafe to drive.
"And boy, if you want a study of AI gone wrong and taking a lot of claims and trying to kill you every chance it can, get a Tesla," Wozniak told CNN earlier this week during a televised interview, as quoted by Electrek.
The Apple cofounder does make a compelling point: There do appear to be very real risks involved in allowing your Tesla to take over the wheel.
Last year, Wozniak recalled the "phantom breaking" issues that were plaguing him while driving his Model S in an interview with Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, causing him to slow down significantly while driving on the interstate.
"This is so dangerous!" he told Glover at the time. "It’s happened to us a hundred times, at least, because we drive so much."
Musk reportedly convinced Wozniak to buy a Model S back in 2013. At the time, Musk told him that the car "would drive itself across the country by the end of 2016," Wozniak told CNN.
"I actually believed those things, and it’s not even close to reality," he added, arguing that the software could end up killing the occupant.