Mark Zuckerberg made his own version of Amazon’s Alexa to power his home

As Mark Zuckerberg rings in 2017, he can ask his personal assistant Jarvis to summon Auld Lang Syne through his living room speaker, or allow guests into his party, using facial recognition and a smart lock. His project to make himself a virtual personal assistant—so much like Tony Stark’s in Iron Man that it carries the same name—was one of the Facebook founder’s yearly goals for self-fulfillment. It also happens to be a great way to show off Facebook Messenger. “In some ways, this challenge was easier than I expected,” Zuckerberg writes in a Facebook post, comparing it to his other goal of running 365 miles in 2016. He says that building the virtual assistant, which “uses several artificial intelligence techniques, including natural language processing, speech recognition, face recognition, and…


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