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Mark Zuckerberg controls Jarvis, the home AI assistant he built, with a Messenger bot and iPhone app

Although the Facebook CEO named the system he’s been working on for the last year as his 2016 personal-growth challenge after Tony Stark’s amazing AI butler, Zuck’s is a bit less showy. Rather than incredible holograms and floating graphics, it’s really an AI brain with a Messenger bot and iPhone app front end, as Zuckerberg explained to me when I visited his beautiful Silicon Valley house last week for my exclusive profile of Jarvis.

For now, when Jarvis speaks, it uses a standard robotic voice, but Zuck plans on telling the world tomorrow who the actual voice of Jarvis will be–and we have a pretty good sense it’ll be someone quite famous and beloved.DT