Facebook founder and shindig addict Mark Zuckerberg has a new blog post about a “simple artificial intelligence” he recently built to help run the appliances in his home. He named the bot Jarvis, in homage to Tony Stark and Iron Man, and he programmed it to do all sorts of things: turn on and off the lights in his bedroom, regulate temperature according to Zuckerberg’s preferences, serenade him with the sweet and sweaty funk rock sounds of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In the post, Zuck detailed some impressive and and occasionally frightening features he’d built into Jarvis, like voice recognition and the ability to recognize guests at the front door by their faces in a security camera feed. He added that his homebrew AI was also capable of controlling the music throughout his house, but didn’t go into depth about what music he was actually listening to. But as New York writer Brian Feldman noted on Twitter, a screenshot embedded in the blog revealed Zuck’s preference for hot tracks by Kiedis and the boys.
Zuck’s AI bot likely took a lot of hard work and insight to build, which makes it even funnier to imagine him bopping in his hoodie to slap bass grooves and lyrics about boners while he built it.
Jarvis sounds cool and everything, Mark, but if it’s controlling your entire house, just make sure the security is tight. You wouldn’t want any hackers breaking in, taking personal information, or trying to steal your mind’s elation.