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Once in a while, Jarvis, the home AI assistant Mark Zuckerberg built, annoys Zuck’s wife

The system, which I exclusively profiled this morning, can do all kinds of things: make toast, teach Max, their young daughter, Mandarin, make music recommendations, and more. But every now and then, it leads to a small bit of marital discord. During my visit to his lovely Silicon Valley house last week, Zuckerberg admitted that … Continue reading “Once in a while, Jarvis, the home AI assistant Mark Zuckerberg built, annoys Zuck’s wife”

The system, which I exclusively profiled this morning, can do all kinds of things: make toast, teach Max, their young daughter, Mandarin, make music recommendations, and more. But every now and then, it leads to a small bit of marital discord.

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During my visit to his lovely Silicon Valley house last week, Zuckerberg admitted that every now and then Jarvis will misinterpret a command and, for example, turn off lights in his wife’s office while she’s working. Or maybe wake up Max from a nap. 

“That’s a good way to make your wife made at you,” Zuck said, only half-joking.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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