Mark Zuckerberg is inching closer and closer to being a way dorkier version of Iron Man. I mean that video was a joke but it wasn’t a joke at all. He has the money, he has the brains, and now he’s taken his first step by building his own Jarvis, a voice/text system that will control his entire house, take care of his kid, and even learn new things.
Also, about the video real quick, how proud of himself is he of that Nickelback joke? I’m just proud of the Zuckman for making it at all, gotta stay edgy.
But anyway the video was just kind of a wacky interpretation of what he actually did build, so if you want to read about it, you can read all about that here:
Facebook - My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home — like Jarvis in Iron Man.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 ways off. These challenges always lead me to learn more than I expected, and this one also gave me a better sense of all the internal technology Facebook engineers get to use, as well as a thorough overview of home automation.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. In this note, I’ll explain what I built and what I learned along the way.
And this is the future. First Jarvis wakes you up and makes breakfast. And then he learns how to cook eggs to your liking. And then he learns how your wife likes her eggs. And next thing you know she begins to spend more time talking to the robot than you. And next thing you know your wife is fucking Jarvis. And eventually we live in a world where we don’t know our own reality from AI reality. And it all starts with Zuckerberg and the algorithm on the dorm room window. Always knew Facebook would be the downfall of society.