Morgan Freeman Is The Voice of Facebook’s Latest Tech, Jarvis

morgan-freeman-facebook-jarvis In today’s “The Future Is Now” news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a video introducing his latest foray into the world of artificial intelligence, Jarvis- and the voice he chose for the AI system is one that everyone will recognize and appreciate.

Jarvis is an AI system that’s built to basically act as an at-home assistant, helping with whatever tasks you may need taken care of. Zuckerberg began the project earlier this year, after being inspired by Iron Man’s own J.A.R.V.I.S (which stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System). “Earlier this year, I started building a simple AI to help run our home,” Zuckerberg says in the video. “I talk to Jarvis using the app I built. It uses artificial intelligence to understand me and figure out what to do.”

The system can do or assist you with practically any household task-whether it’s something as simple as turning the lights off and on; or helping you make breakfast and get dressed. Jarvis even has real-time facial recognition technology that allows it to let your visitors in and tell you who they are without you having to take one step towards the door. Oh, and the best part? Jarvis is voiced by none other than Morgan Freeman, which means that you’ll be able to hear that iconic voice throughout your home at any given time.

Zuckerberg goes into more detail about Jarvis’ current capabilities in his recent Facebook post. “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,” he writes.

Zuckerberg ends the video by asking for user suggestions on what he can do to improve Jarvis, so if you have any of your own great ideas on how to make this technology better, head on over to Facebook and post a comment on the video.

Take a look at the intro to Jarvis below to see all the cool different features it already has available:

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