“Clearly, One purpose of self-driving systems is self-driving cars, there are others. We sort of see it as the mother of of all AI projects” Cook said in an interview with Emily Change on Bloomberg Television adding autonomous systems are “probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on.”
Cook called autonomy “incredibly exciting for us and we’ll see where it takes us.”
“We’re not really saying form a product view of what we are going to do. But we are saying it’s core technology that we view as very important.
“There is a major disruption looming for self-driving cars,” and mentioned electric vehicles and ride-hailing. “You’ve got kind of three vectors of change happening generally in the same time frame.”
Cook did not get into the exact details of what he meant by “autonomous systems” and clearly did not mention hardware development.
The interview from June 5 at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference came into focus in the news after it was published today.
It is no secret that Apple has been doing something with self-driving cars because it has license to test self-driving cars in the state of California.
It looks like every car company and tech company wants to get into self-driving car act. GM announced today that more self-driving Chevy Bolts will be deployed. Audi also announced today it is testing an autonomous Audi in New York.