Mark Zuckerberg’s smart home system is based on voice and facial recognition.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to demonstrate the domestic artificial intelligence system installed in his home this September, inspired by Jarvis from Marvel’s Iron Man movies.
Zuckerberg gave the update on his home AI system, the creation of which was a personal goal for 2016, during a Facebook Townhall Q&A held in Rome and broadcast online.
“It’s awesome because I get to interact with all these Facebook engineers who are doing all this awesome AI work in speech recognition, in face recognition… I programmed it so now, when I walk up to my gate, I don’t have to put in a code or something like that to get in, or put in a key,” Zuckerberg said. “It just sees my face and it lets me in. So that is pretty fun.”
The system can control gates, lights, and temperature, but so far has been calibrated for use solely by Zuckerberg himself. “It’s getting there,” he said.
Thus Facebook could soon introduce its own answer to smart home control systems proposed by other consumer-facing technology giants such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit.