We can imagine how life must be for Priscilla Chan, wife of self-made billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. She has to ‘compete’ with Zuckerberg’s latest invention – an artificially intelligent assistant for his home, which the tech magnate has been building since January, and will likely be ready to demo it in September 2016.
(Photo credit: Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook / MSQRD)
Zuckerberg gave an update on the status of his AI system during a public Q&A in Italy on Monday.
He said that the AI is “still a work in progress” but already uses facial recognition to scan his face and let him into his gated compound in San Francisco.
“It just sees my face and it lets me in,” he said. “So that is pretty fun.”
“I got it to this point where now I can control the lights,” he told the crowd. “I can control the gates. I can control the temperature, much to the chagrin of my wife who now cannot control the temperature because it is programmed to only listen to my voice. Which is one of the perks of being an engineer — you can do that. I’ll give her access once I’m done.”
Zuckerberg recently told The Verge that the smart home assistant will use AI to make him toast every morning at the right time based on his schedule. Source
Photo credit: Facebook