Woz: Apple and Google Should Work Together

Mergers and AcquisitionsSteve Wozniak shared his thoughts on the possibility of closer cooperation between rival tech companies — such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) — in a recent interview on the BBC’s “Click” program. The outspoken Apple co-founder has previously offered his frank assessments of Apple’s new products and uncensored opinions about inaccurate film portrayals of Apple’s history.

Although Wozniak loves Apple’s products, he told the BBC that he is often disappointed with the capabilities of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant. “Sometimes I say ‘Go to Joe’s Diner’ and [Siri] doesn’t know where Joe’s Diner is. And very often usually I find out that Android does,” stated Wozniak.

Wozniak noted that this is likely due to Android’s access to Google’s search engine. For this reason, he wished that Apple and Google would collaborate on creating a better personal assistant that could benefit all users, regardless of what operating system they used.

“That is actually the future of intelligence probably for computers getting smarter and getting artificial intelligence,” Wozniak told the BBC. “I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future.”