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21 December 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off his Self-coded AI "Jarvis" at Home


Mark texts Jarvis to turn off light.  Credit: Facebook
 Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, recently showcased how his self-coded virtual assistance “Jarvis” controls his house. In his Monday Facebook post, Mark described how he spent over 100 hours building himself an AI (Artificial Intelligence) that can help him run his home. The AI called “Jarvis” according to Mark, uses several artificial intelligence techniques written in Python, PHP and Objective C.

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. It uses several artificial intelligence techniques, including natural language processing, speech recognition, face recognition, and reinforcement learning, written in Python, PHP and Objective C.

Is Jarvis going to be sold in the open market? That is basically the question running through the minds of many tech lovers now. Maybe, maybe not… Mark is also thinking about that.

Finally, over time it would be interesting to find ways to make this AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD. I considered open sourcing my code, but it's currently too tightly tied to my own home, appliances and network configuration. If I ever build a layer that abstracts more home automation functionality, I may release that. Or, of course, that could be a great foundation to build a NEW PRODUCT.

Watch the video below of Zuckerberg showcasing some of the actual task that Jarvis can perform.



 If you are a movie lover, then you must have noticed that Jarvis is actually using the voice of Morgan Freeman.

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