Numerous sources state that Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s co-founders, is hospitalized in Mexico.
At this point, the cause is unclear. The 73-year-old was in Mexico City for a business meeting called the World Business Forum (WBF).
The CNN news website reported that Mr. Wozniak passed out during the ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, citing an unidentified WBF source.
For comment, the BBC has gotten in touch with Mr. Wozniak’s agents.
Mr. Wozniak, also referred to as Woz in the tech community, is a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976 and created the company’s first computer.
Over time, Apple grew to become the world’s most valuable firm.
The father of computers, along with Elon Musk, signed a letter in March urging a halt to the creation of the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) models.
Speaking to the BBC in May 2023, he advocated for AI legislation out of concern that “bad actors” will take advantage of the technology.
He stated that “AI is so intelligent it’s open to the bad players, the ones that want to trick you about who they are.”
Yet he expressed doubt that authorities would make the correct decisions, saying, “I think the forces that drive for money usually win out, which is sort of sad.”