Mark Zuckerberg Created His Own JARVIS & Became Real Life “IRON MAN”

Jarvis lets Mark Zuckerberg control his home–by voice or text–from his iPhone.

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’.

Mark Zuckerberg's Own 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.

Jarvis lets Mark Zuckerberg control his home--by voice or text--from his iPhone.


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 way off.
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.


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.

Mark Zuckerberg turns the lights off with Jarvis, his personal AI systemMark Zuckerberg turns the lights off with Jarvis, his personal AI system


You can find Mark’s original post here and check his video of Jarvis here.


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