Lifestyle • 21 Dec, 2016
MORGAN FREEMAN IS THE VOICE OF MARK ZUCKERBERG’S AI
Facebook CEO Takes ‘Siri’ Next Level
Every year Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a ‘personal growth’ challenge. This year it was to fully automate his entire home. Imagine being able to walk into your house and give voice commands like ‘turn the lights off’, ‘play some music’ or ‘what’s the time?’ and then have your own artificial intelligence system respond. Not surprisingly, the tech icon has succeeded, calling his personal AI assistant 'Jarvis' and posting the sometimes only slightly awkward, but mostly cute video below to demonstrate. Having written the code for it himself and made it the thing completely secure (this is a big deal when you're the billionaire head of facebook) it's a neat little lifestyle add to his sprawling Palo Alto, California estate.
As for getting acting legend Morgan Freeman to be the voice of 'Jarvis', what can we say? He’s Zuckerberg. The pair met at an Awards show earlier in the month and things went from there. I wonder if Morgan got his full fee?
Words by JA