Earlier in January, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be building a simple AI to automate his home as his personal challenge for 2016. The Facebook boss has actually achieved this and posted a video earlier today showing how the home automation system works.
Of course, Jarvis isn’t just a home automation program, it is also a personal assistant that looks pretty awesome. From reminding Mark about meetings to making him breakfast, the “simple” AI doesn’t really look simple at all.
According to Mark, the video was “meant to be a fun summary and not a live demo.” He also seem to confirm that Jarvis is actually voiced by Morgan freeman.
In his published note explaining how Jarvis works and what it actually does, he said:
Although this challenge is ending, I’m sure I’ll continue improving Jarvis since I use it every day and I’m always finding new things I want to add.
At the moment, it’s unclear if this personal AI project would end up being a Facebook product.