Everyone who knows Tony Stark knows about his Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant Jarvis. The AI bot not just helps Tony to do his daily chores, but also helps his alter-ego Iron Man in fighting evil and saving the universe. And if you are a real fan, you know how much Tony depends on Jarvis.
While Tony Stark, Iron Man and Jarvis are fictional characters, Mark Zuckerberg has built a real-life AI bot! What else, he too has named his bot ‘Jarvis’.
According to Mark, it was his personal challenge to build a simple AI bot to run his home. Inspired by Iron Man’s Jarvis, he started to make an AI assistant for himself.
In a note published on his Facebook page, Mark has explained the journey of making his AI bot.
Zuckerberg wrote that he’d set out to build a system allowing him to control everything in the house, including music, lights, and temperature, with his voice. He also wanted Jarvis to let his friends in the house just by looking at their faces when they arrive and to alert him to anything important going on in Max’s room. And he hoped to design the system to “visualize data in VR to help me build better services and lead my organizations [at Facebook] more efficiently.”
Mark described this experiment as a great challenge and according to him, AI is something that is there in the future, but we just can’t achieve it until we define what actual intelligence is.