Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His Home Artificial Intelligent Assistant Jarvis; Voiced By Morgan Freeman By Popular Choice
Mark Zuckerberg has done it again. The co-founder of social networking website Facebook unveiled his home artificial intelligent assistant which he calls as the Jarvis. Zuckerberg has been working on it for over a year and now finally, it's all set to be showed off to the world.
Followers of Zuckerberg may recall that he announced earlier this year that he will dedicate his time to creating a home AI butler which is inspired by Tony Stark's Jarvis in the "Iron Man" movies. And just like the Jarvis in the film, Zuckerberg's creation is a helpful assistant around the home. Reports reveal though that the Jarvis is more similar to Amazon's Alexa service.
The Jarvis can allow Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, to utilize a custom iPhone app or a Facebook Messenger bot to switch on and off the lights, open the front gate for friends, play music, make toast and even wake up their baby daughter Max with Mandarin lessons.
The most unique thing about the Jarvis though is the voice behind the system. Zuckerberg previously asked the public for some suggestions on who should be the voice behind Jarvis. When "Iron Man" lead actor Robert Downey Jr. heard about it, he immediately volunteered to do it just as long actor Paul Bettany, the voice of Jarvis in the "Iron Man" film, will get money for it and it will go to a charity of Benedict Cumberbatch's choice.
However, the people have spoken and they prefer that Jarvis will be voiced by Morgan Freeman and there's a scientific explanation to it - his voice sounds like it comes from a dominant, strong male figure. Fortunately, the actor has agreed. It's not known though if he will be compensated for it financially. People can't expect either to be in a conversation with Freeman. Interactions with Jarvis are text-based. Zuckerberg is expected to talk more about Jarvis soon so fans will have to watch out for that.
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