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AI Jarvis Is Born

AI Jarvis

Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to "Jarvis", an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognize visitors, deciding whether to open the front door.

Mr Zuckerberg announced results of the project as digital home assistants by Google Inc and Amazon Inc compete for holiday Sales and are expected to outsell popular emerging gadgets such as VR headsets and drones.

Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step towards a new product, Zuckerberg wrote, although he cautioned that the system he had created in 100 hours over the last year was customized for his house.

"With more effort to broaden Jarvis use beyond his own house, the experiment "could be a great foundation to build a new product," Mr Zuckerberg wrote.