Speaking with Bloombergshortly after the WWDC keynote, Cook fielded an assortment of questions, mostly discussing the new product release, and Apple's future plans. "But the consequences are spreading faster and cutting deeper than ever before". "Threats to security, privacy, fake news and social media that becomes anti-social".
Although Cook said that no details about the cooperation could be revealed, he did say that the government of the United States is being facilitated, through a "lawful process", with the data stored on the company's servers that could help track down the suspects of terror attacks, which have been plaguing the country for quite some time now. "I'm more concerned about people thinking like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for outcome".
He warned graduates that though the internet has empowered many, sometimes the "basic rules of decency are suspended" and pettiness thrives.
Cook admitted that they could make mistakes at times, but, "Actually, I don't know a case where something has got through in that perspective".
Cook was chosen for his role as a "trailblazer" in championing innovation, MIT said in a statement.
Cook spoke after Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, where the company unveiled a new internet-connected speaker called HomePod and updated its Siri digital assistant to Wednesday users more tightly to its growing slate of products and services. "The question I hope you will carry from here is, 'How will you serve humanity?'"
Apple Inc. shares fell $0.08 (-0.05%) in premarket trading Tuesday.
The iPhone maker has been a strong advocate of technology education.
While he did not speak directly as to what insights Apple was able to provide, he implied that the metadata of user communications is information that could come in handy.
"I'm not anxious about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans", Cook said in his commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.