WATCH: Steve Jobs predicted Apple’s intelligence 40 years ago, viral interview resurfaces

Long before the massive AI revolution of the current era, some visionaries envisioned a world where technology is interactive and human-like, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is one such believer. A video interview with the young tech mogul has resurfaced online and gone viral. In it, he discusses his views on what is now known as generative AI.

This specific interview is also dated nearly ten years after Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak first launched Apple, the company that started in the Jobs family garage in Los Altos, California.

Steve Jobs’ viral interview talked about generative AI 40 years ago

A post by Vijay Shekhar Sharma from September 2023 has gained recognition now as the publication re-uploaded a clip from a Steve Jobs interview where he was talking about generative AI technology, even before it was called that. Here, Jobs is seen showing enthusiasm and excitement for a new kind of technology that is interactive for users and a new kind of customer for everyone.

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While Jobs has not yet coined the term generative AI, the renowned executive is clearly referring to it.

Among his examples was a way to interact with scholarly figures like Aristotle using technology, where users could get an answer based on the historical figure.

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Apple’s Visionary: Steve Jobs and Apple Intelligence

Steve Jobs’ vision didn’t come to fruition until WWDC 2024, when Apple unveiled its version of generative AI called Apple Intelligence, a technology that has yet to be released to the public. In Jobs’ words, he hopes the world will be able to experience these kinds of tools, something that is possible thanks to companies like OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and soon, his legacy, Apple.

Remembering Steve Jobs: The tree that bore apples

From time to time, people remember the great Steve Jobs, either on the anniversary of his death, by attributing to him a new development of his company, or by the Apple auction items that sell for astronomical prices. One of the most popular inventions of the influential executive was the original Apple-1 computer, which, when previously offered for sale, cost up to $500,000.

However, it was not just technology that Jobs imparted to the world, as he is also known as a philosopher who gave life lessons to many people, including his closest colleagues such as current Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Many may argue that Jobs was the tree on which Apple was born, but others claim he is more than that, as “Steve WAS Apple,” according to a former employee of the company.

Apple’s famed co-founder and former CEO is credited with a huge amount of work on Mac computers, the iPhone, the iPad and more, but there are ties to him even when it comes to Cupertino’s latest technologies. This includes Apple Intelligence, its first and last version of generative artificial intelligence, which Steve Jobs predicted almost forty years ago and is now a near reality.

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