Mark Zuckerberg is considering giving away the personal virtual assistant it took him 100 hours to build - here's how it works
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal project for 2016 has been to build an artificially intelligent, voice-controlled assistant for his home.
Now that he's finished the first version of his own Iron Man-inspired Jarvis, he's considering giving away the code he created.In a lengthy Facebook post on Monday, Zuckerberg describes how he went about creating his digital butler for his home in San Francisco. He spent a total of 100 hours building the assistant, which can control his lights, music, and even make toast with a retrofitted toaster from the 1950s.
"In some ways, this challenge was easier than I expected," according to Zuckerberg. "In fact, my running challenge (I also set out to run 365 miles in 2016) took more total time. But one aspect that was much more complicated than I expected was simply connecting and communicating with all of the different systems in my home."
Here are the main things that Zuckerberg's personal assistant can do: