10 June, 2017
"If science is a search in the darkness", said Cook, "then the humanities are a candle that shows us where we've been, and the danger that lies ahead". Nonetheless, his interview also touched on President Donald Trump's latest decision of removing the US from the Paris climate accord, which Cook said was not in the best interest of the nation.
"I can tell college students are behind it because most of the tweets happen at 3 a.m.", he added, as the crowd laughed.
"I'm more concerned about people thinking like computers without values or compassion or concern for the consequences", he said. "Threats to our security, fake news, and social media that sometimes becomes anti-social". Bloomberg says that a source told it that the American Technology Council meeting will be hosted by son in law and senior political advisor Jared Kushner. Cook, along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and others, are expected to join what is seen as a continuation of a December meeting Trump held with technology leaders before his inauguration.
Cook said joining Apple - under Steve Jobs' strong vision - lifted a "psychological burden", freeing him to indulge in work that served humanity.
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A third attack in the United Kingdom in less than three months has put more pressure on technology companies to prevent their products and services from being used by violent extremists. Cook remembered the immortal words of the legend, stating "we are all bound together in a single garment of destiny" stating that those graduating should try and keep their life at the intersection between technology and the people it serves.
Earlier this week, striding across the stage at Apple's annual developer conference in front of a crowd of thousands at the San Jose Convention Center, Tim Cook was animated and gushing, an evangelist for a series of new products and features.
Reading from a teleprompter, Cook asserted that solutions to various problems, "from cancer to climate change to educational inequality" will be brought forth with the help of technology. Zuckerberg spoke to Harvard's graduates as peers within the same generation, setting their sights on achievement.
"That responsibility is enormous".
"I'm not anxious about AI making computers think like humans", said Cook. "We are all counting on you".