Robert Downey Jr., the actor who is popular for playing the role of Marvel’s Iron Man, has willingly offered himself to be the voice of Mark Zuckerberg’s new artificial intelligence.
“It’s time to give my AI Jarvis a voice. Who should I ask to do it?” Mr. Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.
“I’ll do it in a heartbeat if Bettany gets paid and donates it to a cause of Cumberbatch’s choosing … that’s the right kind of strange, Downey Jr. commented.
Zuckerberg named his AI, Jarvis, after Iron Man’s AI, who is voiced by Paul Bettany while Benedict Cumberbatch is about to make his debut into the Marvel world as Doctor Strange in November.
Fans could easily spot the connections and all the puns in Downey’s comment.
“This just got real”, Zuckerberg responded.
He also described ‘coding’ the AI as a ”fun challenge”.
Zuckerberg made his plans for his digital assistant known via a Facebook post, saying he wants his AI to understand his voice and control everything in his home.
“You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he said.
“I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell. I’ll teach it to let me know if anything is going on in (his daughter) Max’s room that I need to check on when I’m not with her.
“On the work side, it’ll help me visualize data in VR to help me build better services and lead my organizations more effectively.”
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