Mark Zuckerberg is known to start each year by setting aggressive personal goals for himself. This year, he announced he was going to build an artificial intelligence (AI) that would help him control things around his smart home, like turning on the lights, starting home appliances, and playing music on various speakers. He named the system “Jarvis” after the digital butler from Iron Man—but after spending a full year of tweaking it, the AI is still being dogged by many of the same problems as the AI that’s out there today.
Today, Zuckerberg posted a long note on Facebook about the results of his year-long AI project, and went into detail about many of its shortcomings. The outcome of his project, while still an incredible feat of programming, sounds just as dumb as the other smart homes out there. It can basically only run a handful of commands—and it’s not for a lack of Zuck trying to do more.