Mark Zuckerberg decided to put his genius to practical use for him and his wife Priscilla to get some help around the house. His latest project is an artificial intelligence application voiced by none other than…Morgan Freeman.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) December 21, 2016
On Tuesday, December 20, the Facebook founder shared the app while it operates his home with Priscilla Chan and their super cute baby, Max. The A.I. app is called Jarvis. Zuckerberg got his inspiration of the name from the Iron Man movies. Jarvis can be operated using text or voice as seen in this hilarious video.
…and this was Priscilla's take on the whole Jarvis thing, Zuck's new toy. pic.twitter.com/TRV571dM2b
— AJ Joshi (@AJ) December 21, 2016
The tech billionaire wrote, “As the CEO of Facebook, I don’t get much time to write code in our internal environment. I’ve never stopped coding, but these days I mostly build personal projects like Jarvis. My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence where we’re further along than people realize and where we’re still a long ways off,? per vibe.com.
Dramatization of Real Life Troubles
In his video, Zuckerberg shows dramatizations of his day to day troubles such as wonky voice commands and other tech glitches. Morgan Freeman’s voice can be heard only a couple of times in the vid due to the app’s accessibility to be operated via text. The Hollywood superstar’s voice was actually picked from a poll Zuckerberg posted on his page by his fans back in October. Robert Downey Jr. was happy to volunteer, but then again, who could compete with the voice of God?
According to Fast Company, Zuckerberg met Freeman during the Breakthrough Awards. Later he asked permission to use his voice. He said, “I called him after and I said, ‘Hey, I posted this thing, and…thousands of people want you to be the voice. Will you do it?'” Freeman said, “Yeah, sure.”
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