If you thought that being a CEO of a company such as Facebook is easy, you’ve been wrong. When someone says “Mark Zuckerberg,” most of the people present think about piles of cash. Mark doesn’t like being considered to be a lazy and ignorant person full of cash, so he decided to code a piece of software by himself and create a potential technological miracle. Namely, Mark came up with an idea to build a “robot” inspired by the “Iron Man” movie character named Jarvis. Jarvis has been reveal to the public via a video which was published my Mark on his social network. Is this just a fun project or are we on to something?
What does Jarvis do?
Well, because it’s in a testing phase at the moment, it doesn’t do much, but it does more than we’ve ever seen in reality, excluding the movies. Jarvis can make you a cup of coffee with a single push of a button. You don’t feel like pushing a button? No worries, you can also speak with it! Jarvis is controlled via voice or iOS application. Even though this AI is in its beginnings, it’s already starting to look pretty impressive, to say the least.
Mark said he’s planning on widening the purpose of Jarvis, but he’s out of ideas at the moment. However, he asked for your help in the video he posted a couple of days ago, and everybody’s welcome to leave a comment with a suggestion. Bear in mind, Jarvis is not a physical robot but rather an application. Mark can access it through his mobile phone or computer and control the lights, doors, temperature, music, appliances, security, and more. He can even make himself a bowl of popcorn with a single press of a button.
The most impressive thing about this software is its ability to “learn.” It can differentiate voices and set up the environment accordingly.
Facial recognition algorithms and capabilities have been implemented into Jarvis. This enables the software to recognize the person with whom it’s interacting. The program can determine when someone arrives in front of your home, and if they’re expected guests, it will let them in, while notifying your family that someone has arrived. The biggest problem Mark had is syncing the kitchen appliances with the program. Most of the today’s kitchen appliances are not even connected to the Internet – Mark said.
Nevertheless, there are still some major bugs to be fixed with Jarvis. For example, if you tell it to play some music without specifying the room, it could be a great issue, especially if you have children who are asleep. All of these bugs and glitches indicate that this AI needs more development to “understand” the context, for example, who’s speaking to it and where they are at the moment. This way it wouldn’t mix up rooms and people.
Whether you like it or not, the new era of AI technology is right in front of our faces. Virtual reality, humanoid robots, and much more awaits us shortly.