Mark Zuckerberg has created an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant named Jarvis to help him run his home. And the most awesome part is that the AI is voiced by none other than the brilliant Morgan Freeman. For those of you who don’t know, Zuckerberg’s Jarvis is named after the well-loved AI assistant of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and the movies have frequently shown a friendly banter between the two while they are working. While Tony Stark’s Jarvis helped him configure and empower his Iron Man suit and abilities, Zuckerberg’s Jarvis is more domestic.
While talking about building Jarvis, Zuckerberg mentioned that this project was more of a personal challenge and that he wanted to find out about the current state of an AI assistant. “So far this year, I’ve built a simple AI that I can talk to on my phone and computer, that can control my home, including lights, temperature, appliances, music and security, that learns my tastes and patterns, that can learn new words and concepts, and that can even entertain Max.” (Max is his year-old toddler).
Earlier this week, Zuckerberg released videos of himself and wife Priscilla interacting with Jarvis, and yesterday he released one from the AI’s perspective. Zuckerberg’s creation seems to be excellent at not just getting all sorts of things done, but also comes equipped with a sharp intellect. And Morgan Freeman has simply outdone himself!