Zuckerberg wants you to visit his AI-controlled home


London: While his social networking company is busy with research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to unveil his home from inside which is powered by machine intelligence.

Addressing a live Facebook town hall Q&A session in Rome late on Monday (Aug 29), he said: “I hope to have a demo, hopefully next month.”

According to Zuckerberg, he credits a lot of the AI’s success to his engineering team at work.

“I programmed it so now, when I walk up to my door, my gate, I don’t have to put in a code or something like that to get in — put in a key — it just sees my face and lets me in,” tech website Engadget quoted him as saying.

In January this year, Zuckerberg revealed that he is thinking of a simple AI to run his home and workplace like the famous Jarvis character in the Hollywood movie “Iron Man”.

“My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he had posted on Facebook.

“I am going to start by exploring what technology is already out there. Then I’ll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home — music, lights, temperature and so on. I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell,” the Facebook CEO posted.

“I will teach it to let me know if anything is going on in Max’s (his daughter) room that I need to check on when I’m not with her. On the work side, it’ll help me visualise data in VR (virtual reality) to help me build better services and lead my organisations more effectively,” he further wrote.

According to Zuckerberg, the house only responds to his own voice.

What about his wife?

“I’ll give her access once I’m done,” he told the audience in Rome (any choice, dear Zuckerberg?). (Agencies)