Well, not exactly, but pretty close, as he unveiled an in-home A.I. named Jarvis, named after the artificial intelligence system that Iron Man uses. A while back, Zuckerberg had solicited input on Facebook about who should be the voice of Jarvis, which as the video shows helps Zuckerberg and his wife control the lights, music, toaster and other appliances in their home.
"It can interact with Max, and I want those interactions to be entertaining for her, but part of it is that it now feels like it's present with us", Zuckerberg wrote. For instance it requires more consistency in its voice commands response.
None of the parties involved have revealed whether Freeman will be financially compensated in any way for providing the voice-over.
The helpful manservant - voiced by Morgan Freeman - can control lights, make toast and play music.
In a recent post on the update of the process, Zuckerberg wrote: "My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence- where we're further along than people realise and where we're still a long ways off".
Zuckerberg says he considered open-sourcing his code, but the system is too closely tied to his home and network configuration at the moment.
In the video released Tuesday, he asked Facebook users to chime in and comment on what they thought of it and what else they wanted to see.
Zuckerberg said he tends to text his Jarvis using a "bot" he built for the Facebook Messenger service instead of speaking to it, mostly not to disturb people around him. "In fact, my running challenge (I also set out to run 365 miles in 2016) took more total time", the post reads. But no, Jarvis waits a beat before telling Mark that their are no good Nickelback songs; a punchline that's about as edgy as a satsuma. This feature an be a ideal use case of enhancing the security of your house when Jarvis can inform you about an unknown person knocking at your house gate.
If you're wondering whether you'll ever get access to this, the answer is not right now. The ultimate challenge, he says, is "to build a system that could learn completely new skills on its own". "If I spent another year on this challenge, I'd focus more on learning how learning works".