"Technology is capable of doing great things but it doesn't want to do great things, it doesn't want anything".
He also touched on AI, saying, "I'm not anxious about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans, I'm more concerned about people thinking like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for consequences".
"It was just that simple: serve humanity". However, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who is linking technology companies to the latest wave of attacks, may not take these updates kindly. Cook has been one of the most popular men on planet as he leads Apple, one of the biggest modern day tech giants.
By Thursday morning, the Apple CEO was on the other coast, sitting on a gray couch next to a yellow emoji pillow (a happy face) at the MIT Media Lab's Affective Computing Group listening to Rosalind Picard talk about depression.
Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter. To illustrate that mission and its challenges, he told a more recent story about rebuffing a shareholder who objected to Apple's unprofitable environmental initiatives. "We are focused on human rights and diversity, (and are) advocating for it around the world and increasing it in our own community", Cook told investors at the annual meeting. "We both love hard problems, we love to search for new ideas, and we especially love finding these ideas - the ones that change the world", Cook said.
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Cook also urged graduates to resist becoming cynical.
As an alternative, Cook reiterated Jobs' frequent dictum that technology should be guided by the insights of the humanities and liberal arts.
He told Bloomberg during an interview that Apple has "been cooperating with the United Kingdom government not only in law enforcement matters, but on some of the attacks".
"He decided wrong", Cook said, adding that the move was not in the best interest of the country.
Cook's speech wasn't all grim warnings and grand challenges. Nonetheless, his interview also touched on President Donald Trump's latest decision of removing the USA from the Paris climate accord, which Cook said was not in the best interest of the nation.
"He didn't decide what I wanted him to decide", Cook said of the president.