In a couple of days a New Year will come and before the New Year, Mark Zuckerberg is back with a goofy and exciting virtual assistant for his family to use at home.It is a personal Project of Mark in 2016 and he trained his assistant to recognize both his voice and the voice of his wife Priscilla Chan, it will play different music tailored to whoever asks.
This is Jarvis. The term Jarvis stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System. It is programmed to speak in a British accent and follow the instructions. It doesn't serve for Tony Stark, which we have seen in Iron Man movies’ series, but this Jarvis serves command of Mr. Mark (CEO of Facebook).
The released video is full of Zuckerberg's awkward presentation, including dad jokes. They look like jokes and are delivered like jokes, but they are devoid of real joke content. Further, after a few days, Zuckerberg has posted another video, showcasing his wife, Priscilla Chan, has dealt with Jarvis.
The Zuckerberg family can either speak directly to the Jarvis AI, or use a Facebook Messenger bot, or a dedicated app. Zuckerberg plans to build more capabilities in Jarvis and asked more ideas & suggestion from the Public.
Zuckerberg has built the first version of the Jarvis app for IOS and plans to build an Android version soon too.
Zuckerberg said, “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.”
"In the longer term, I'd like to explore teaching Jarvis how to learn new skills itself rather than me having to teach it how to perform specific tasks. If I spent another year on this challenge, I'd focus more on learning how learning works," Zuckerberg continued.
"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." (source@ www.wired.co.uk).