Earlier this summer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared sparse details of how an innovative AI butler he’s created will help manage his home life. Essentially a voice-activated smart home controller — that’s also able to whip up some fresh-made toast — Zuckerberg’s inventive personal assistant also appears to have a new trick up its sleeve, and one which likely won’t sit well with Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan. According to the Facebook chief himself, only he can utilize the AI’s connectivity with his home’s thermostat as he specifically programmed it to only recognize his voice. Not his wife’s. We’re sure even billionaires can be relegated to a doghouse at times.
While speaking in Italy Monday, Zuckerberg enlightened the attending crowd with a few more details about his JARVIS-like helper, saying he’s hoping to have a working demo up and running by September. In addition to its toast-making skills, which became public knowledge in June, the AI bot is also now able to control the lights and thermostat in Zuckerberg’s home. It was while revealing this new feature that the Facebook boss launched into how he’s built the thing to only listen to him.