A day after his post about building a functioning Artificial Intelligence (AI) butler to control different aspects of his home, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put up a video showing Jarvis in action. The short video shows how the AI system is able to control the lighting, temperature, open doors, entertain Zuckerberg’s daughter Max, and even control a t-shirt cannon. What’s more, Jarvis converses in the soothing voice of Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman. Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to sendAlso Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
Zuck reveals how he spent over 100 hours this year in coding Jarvis, and the near two-minute video is a run through of some of the tasks the AI butler can do. The video starts off by showing how Jarvis wakes up Zuck and immediately informs him of the weather, the day’s agenda and on his daughter’s whereabouts. Jarvis is then shown helping Zuck get ready by shooting his trademark grey t-shirt through a cannon, making toasts, and playing the family’s favorite songs (clearly not Nickelback). Jarvis also joins in on some family playtime when he answers to Zuck’s question — “Who should we tickle next?” The AI butler is also able to see who is at the door and take a call on whether to let them in, and also plays Zuck’s favorite movies on his demand. The Facebook CEO ends the video by asking everyone to share ideas on what he can make Jarvis do. Also Read - You can now use WhatsApp web without your phone
Zuck’s Jarvis is a far cry from Tony Stark’s charming J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System), and the Facebook CEO could surely have taken a few acting tips from the Iron Man before filming this video. Nonetheless, it is quite impressive what he has achieved. In his post yesterday, Zuck detailed how Jarvis is built using Python, PHP and Objective C, and also uses several AI techniques such as natural language processing, speech and face recognition, and reinforcement learning. ALSO READ: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares 360-degree video of baby Max s first steps
A subsequent video posted by him shows how he and his wife Priscilla didn’t always see eye-to-eye on everything about the AI. For one, she wasn’t quite impressed with the fact that Jarvis only listened to Zuck at first. She was also not too pleased with Zuck’s first choice for the voice of Jarvis. As she puts it, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice was too “aggressive,” which is why Zuck had to ask Morgan Freeman to lend his voice.