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Mark Zuckerberg is Teaching Chinese to His Daughter Using Jarvis

In a recent Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg showed off his personal artificial intelligence program designed to help run his family’s house and simply wowed the entire internet.

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Named after J.A.R.V.I.S., the AI that assists the superhero Iron Man, Zuckerberg’s latest creation is undeniably impressive.

And while the computer has not developed a sophisticated, weaponized armor yet for the Zuck, it certainly makes up for being able to do a myriad of similarly important things for the home like adjusting the temperature, making breakfast, and turning the lights on and off, among others.

It even helps teach Mandarin to his 1-year-old daughter Max.

“Jarvis, your Mandarin is so soothing,” Zuckerberg tells the system

“Xièxie,” Jarvis answers, which means “Thank you” in Mandarin.

Voiced by the god of voice-overs, actor Morgan Freeman, JARVIS has tons of other tricks up its digital sleeves.  The innovative AI also has a built-in security system which lets guests in automatically using facial recognition.

Showing off the system’s ability to respond to random orders, Zuckerberg asks the system, “How about just play some songs that our whole family likes?”

JARVIS then started playing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
“What? I’m a dad now, this is what I listen to,” Zuckerberg explained.

Apparently, JARVIS also gets to join in with the family’s intimate moments.

“Jarvis also likes to join our family for playtime,” says the young billionaire as he and his family relax in bed together. “Who should we tickle next?”

“I think we should tickle … Max,” Jarvis says.


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Later in the video, Zuckerberg shows his viewers JARVIS’ other voice settings.

“I’m also experimenting with other voices,” he said before the computer shifts into another familiar voice.

“Stop her! She’s getting away! Do it now!” Jarvis says (this time, in recognizable Arnold Schwarzenegger tone) as Max exits the room.

The creation of JARVIS was a project started by the Facebook founder in January of 2016 as a personal challenge to “to learn new things and grow outside my work at Facebook.” Hopefully, his next “personal challenge” involves piloting mechanized flying suits of armor. Or a Zuckmobile.

 

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