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Mark Zukerberg introduces Jarvis, his virtual home assistant
Dec 22, 2016
By: Cletus Ilobanafor
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Facebook founder, Mark Zukerberg, , introduced Jarvis to the world. Jarvis is a home assistant with a difference – he isn’t human, but an app. This software was developed by the tech entrepreneur to meet a variety of needs around the house, from turning off the light, adjusting the room temperature to one that is favourable, preparing meals and even supplying Mark with a change of clothes.

Jarvis responds to Mark’s voice and talks back to him, lets guests in after a facial identification, it also alerts him of his schedule and things going on within the house, for instance, when Max, Mark’s daughter with wife Priscilla, woke from sleep, Jarvis informed Mark about it. There is very little that Jarvis cannot do around the house as can be seen in the video shared by Mark.

While the app was still being built, Priscilla, Mark’s wife, encountered some issues with it initially. At first, the app only responded to Mark’s voice, completely ignoring Priscilla’s instructions. She also complained that the voice used earlier was a bit aggressive (Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice). Modifications were made afterwards to create what Mark introduced to the world yesterday; a friendly, helpful software which detects your needs as a family and meets them - and sometimes refuses them if it doesn’t approve. Lo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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