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Steve Jobs discussing the concept of Al in 1985 just shows how he was really ahead of his time

Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs was anticipating AI and technological advancement back in the 1980s when it was not even a dream.

Steve Jobs discussing the concept of Al in 1985 just shows how he was really ahead of his time
Cover Image Source: American computer magnate and co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. Steve Jobs visiting to Rome on June 20, 1985 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Eminent personalities haven’t received the hype and dignity for no reason. Their thinking, shrewd mindset and talent have been impressively displayed through their work and words. It is this intelligence and wisdom that has got them much respect and appreciation for a lifetime. CEO of Apple Steve Jobs, too, has received immense elevation for his incredible work in technology. To add to his legendary intelligence, an old clip from 1985 has people astounded after Steve Jobs mentioned the concept of AI in a discussion. @historyinmemes on X (previously Twitter) shared a glimpse of the video on Twitter where Jobs spoke about his wish for AI indirectly. 

Image Source: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple special event April 8, 2010 in Cupertino, California. Jobs announced the new iPhone OS4 software. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Image Source: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple special event on April 8, 2010, in Cupertino, California. Jobs announced the new iPhone OS4 software. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jobs spoke about technology and history, allowing man to learn about Aristotle, but there was, unfortunately, no way to ask questions or interpret answers based on Aristotle’s plethora of knowledge and perspective. “I can’t ask Aristotle a question. I mean, I won’t get an answer,” he jokingly said. “My hope is that in our lifetime, we can make a tool of a new interactive kind. My hope is someday that when the next Aristotle is alive, we can capture the world view of that Aristotle in a computer,” Jobs anticipated. The tool he wished for in the 1980s was the advanced AI, which recently made its way into technology. 

Image Source: merican businessman Steve Jobs (L), Chairman of Apple Computers, and John Sculley, Apple's president, pose with the new Macintosh personal computer, New York City. (Photo by Marilyn K. Yee/New York Times Co./Getty Images)
Image Source: American businessman Steve Jobs (L), Chairman of Apple Computers, and John Sculley, Apple's president, pose with the new Macintosh personal computer, in New York City. (Photo by Marilyn K. Yee/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

“Someday, some student will not only be able to read what Aristotle wrote but also ask a question and get an answer,” Jobs added. It is marvelous to understand how decades ago, Jobs had a vision to want something as advanced as AI in the then-developing world. Several people were speechless over the fact that what was once a dream and wish for Jobs had become a reality. It is a drastic progress that the world has come through to equip oneself with advanced interactive technology, ask any questions and get the answers.

Image Source: American entrepreneur Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc, in his office. (Photo by Tony Korody/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Image
Image Source: American entrepreneur Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., in his office. (Photo by Tony Korody/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Image

Many applauded Jobs for his vision and futuristic approach. @wilderworld commented, saying, “Steve knew.” @AICosmic_ said, “It’s crazy this might be able to happen in our lifetime.” @meadowmarque said, “True visionary.” @thague1 said, “It’s true, we can now ask the void (Aristotle, etc.) any question we want.” @LeoLexicon titled Jobs as a “Free form thinker who knew what technology was capable of.” @techbroda_ shared another video in the comments where Steve Jobs added more on how AI would affect the world.



 



 



 

He shared that an experiment was conducted by researchers to test the time it took species to get from one point to another. It was discovered that man came third compared to other species, which was disappointing. However, Jobs then added, “Someone had the insight to test a man’s ability to ride a bicycle and it was twice as good as the list.” He then mentioned that “it illustrated man’s ability as a toolmaker to create a tool to amplify an inherent ability he has.” It was closely connected with what man is doing concerning AI as a tool today. “We’re fashioning a 21st-century bicycle to amplify an ability man has to free them of drudgery and be able to do creative work,” Jobs added.



 

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