You might have seen Tony Stark in Iron Man. Tony Stark, the man created numerous iron man suits in an effort to protect the world. Now Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg want to follow Mr. Tony Stark, but not by creating high-tech, weaponized armor. So, he has created new home AI system: Jarvis.
Earlier in this week, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he has completed the challenge of developing a home Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant. He named it as Jarvis.
Zuckerberg has developed this new home AI with the aim to control his home and perform some basic task. For example, switching light ON or OFF, play music, control room temperature, etc.
Jarvis primarily learns the user behavior and habits to perform the tasks. It can understand synonyms and context by tracking key phrases said by the user to perform the necessary action. It also learns open-ended requests with context and user behavior to execute. For example, ‘play me a music’ over time as it may use. If it did a mistake, Zuckerberg corrects it by telling how it to be done. In this way, this new home AI learns and performs better next time.
In addition to Zuckerberg, his family can also operate Jarvis. They can directly speak to the Jarvis-the home AI or communicates through messenger bot.
Mark Zuckerberg said, “the dedicated Jarvis-app (only the iPhone is ready at present, while he is building the Android app) is always listening for instructions, similar to what Google Now and the Google Assistant do.”
Zuckerberg gives the voice of Hollywood veteran and Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman to Jarvis.
In an interview, Zuckerberg said, “more than 50,000 people suggested using Freeman’s voice when the Facebook asked the public who should voice the home AI. After meeting the Hollywood star at an event, Zuckerberg sent him a request to voice the AI system, and Freeman agreed.”
But, Freeman has recorded limited set of commands.
Zuckerberg now planning for adding more capabilities in his home AI. So, he asked public for ideas.
He said, “I would like to explore teaching Jarvis how to learn skills itself rather than having someone teach it.”
“For assistants like Jarvis to be able to control everything in homes for more people, we need more devices to be connected and the industry needs to develop common APIs and standards for the devices to talk to each other,” he added.