Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis AI is voiced by Morgan Freeman, and it fires T-shirts out of a cannon
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has shown off his custom home AI, named Jarvis, through a pair of humourous videos. Not only does the virtual assistant look to be a voice-powered control centre for the entire home, it also seems to be voiced by Morgan Freeman.
The first clip shows Jarvis waking Zuckerberg up, teaching his child Mandarin, preparing toast (which Facebook’s CEO eats without butter, the monster) and firing fresh T-shirts out of a cannon in the cupboard. The second focuses on the experience of Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan.
Both videos are big on goofy comedy and light on details. It’s hard to tell what Jarvis is actually capable of doing and what is mocked for the clips, not to mention how much Freeman was paid for the gig, but they work as tasters for Jarvis as a wider home AI.
In a lengthy Facebook post earlier this week, Zuckerberg talked about the potential for Jarvis to be “a great foundation to build a new product”, and claimed he may open-source his code in the future.
That same post goes into more detail about Zuckerberg’s experience building Jarvis in 2016, and that it uses natural language processing, speech recognition, face recognition, and reinforcement learning to learn from his family.
“I’ve previously predicted that within 5-10 years we’ll have AI systems that are more accurate than people for each of our senses – vision, hearing, touch, etc, as well as things like language,” Zuckerberg writes. “It’s impressive how powerful the state of the art for these tools is becoming, and this year makes me more confident in my prediction.”