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Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Jarvis, His A.I. Assistant Voiced by Morgan Freeman

Earlier this year, the Facebook founder said a goal for 2016 was to build an AI similar to what Jarvis (Paul Bettany) is for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mark Zuckerberg   |   Facebook
Earlier this year, the Facebook founder said a goal for 2016 was to build an AI similar to what Jarvis (Paul Bettany) is for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman to unveil his new artificial intelligence assistant.

The Facebook founder and CEO showed off "Jarvis" with a post on the project and videos on his Facebook page.

The voice interactive assistant takes its name from a similar AI device in the Iron Man films. Freeman provides its voice.

Zuckerberg can be seen in the videos using Jarvis to control lights, the thermostat and even make toast. It also plays music, but when asked by Zuckerberg to play some good songs by the much derided Canadian band Nickelback, Jarvis replies: "There are no good Nickelback songs."

The videos feature Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, and their toddler daughter, Max.

When he says he's testing other voices, Arnold Schwarzenegger is heard saying of Max, "Stop her! She's getting away!"

Zuckerberg calls the videos "a fun summary." Watch them below.

 

After a year of coding, here's Jarvis.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
 

After seeing Jarvis from my perspective and Priscilla's, we thought it would be funny to do one from the AI's perspective too. Morgan Freeman is absolutely brilliant.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
 

Priscilla's experience with Jarvis has been a little different... This one is based on mishaps she endured while I built Jarvis.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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