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Mark Zukerberg Unveils Jarvis, Turns Out To Be Morgan Freeman

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Mark Zukerberg Unveils Jarvis, Turns Out To Be Morgan Freeman

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his new robot butler in a new video.

Named Jarvis and voiced by actor Morgan Freeman, the robot butler can do an array of chores. These include, but are not limited to, controlling lights, making toast, and helping Zuckerberg get dressed.

Mark Zuckerberg’s new robot butler Jarvis can accomplish several chores.

“Hey Mark, it’s Saturday,” Jarvis says as the video begins. “So you only have five meetings.”

The Facebook co-founder is able to talk to Jarvis and give it instructions through a new app he built.

Zuckerberg says that Jarvis is able to identify the people who arrive at his house and allow them to come in automatically.

In addition, the robot butler can also play music. However, when Zuckerberg asks Jarvis to play some “good Nickelback songs,” Jarvis refuses. “I’m sorry, Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” Jarvis replies. “There are no good Nickelback songs.”

“Good, that was actually a test,” Zuckerberg says. Then he asks Jarvis to play songs the whole family likes. Complying with the request, Jarvis then plays Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Mark Zuckerberg Experimenting with Other Voices for Jarvis

Zuckerberg says in the video that he is also experimenting with other voices for the robot.

For a robot butler, Jarvis can surely do a lot. While it “has been pretty fun,” Zuckerberg asks viewers to leave their suggestions and feedback in the comment section.

Jarvis was part of Zuckerberg’s challenge for 2016. The Facebook co-founder undertakes a new annual challenge every January. Another one of his challenges for this year was to run 365 miles.

Also read: Mark Zuckerberg May Run For Office

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