Ever watch Iron Man and think to yourself: “Hey, where’s my artificially intelligent digital assistant from the future?” It looks like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had that exact experience recently, as he just announced on Facebook that he’s looking to create his very own J.A.R.V.I.S.
According to a recent post, Mark Zuckerberg is challenging himself to create his very own digital assistant, almost from scratch. The young billionaire said this is part of his personal challenge for 2016, as he codes and teaches the software to recognize his voice, control his devices around the home and help him with his work. Zuckerberg also wants the AI to use face recognition to allow his friends in the house, for example.
However, despite these similarities to the Marvel version of Jarvis, Zuckerberg says he still wants to keep things simple, and utilize already existing technologies instead of reinventing the wheel. That’s unfortunate for us, though, as we would’ve loved to see a real artificial intelligence download itself onto the internet and stop an evil robot from accessing the nuclear launch codes.