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Mark Zuckerberg recruited Morgan Freeman to voice his artificial intelligence application


Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recruited the "voice of God," aka Morgan Freeman, to voice his new artificial intelligence application. 

Zuckerberg released a video Tuesday teasing the new application called Jarvis. 

Back in October, Zuckerberg asked his followers who should voice the AI tool and Freeman was the top pick, according to CNN Tech

Robert Downey Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlet Johanson and Michelle Obama were among the other contenders for the job. 

Zuckerberg told Fast Company he personally called Freeman and asked him to voice the new tool. 

In the newly-released video, Zuckerberg demonstrates that Jarvis is voice-activated and can operate various objects. 

As soon as Zuckerberg wakes up, Jarvis notifies him of the meetings he has scheduled for that day. 

Jarvis then tells Zuckerberg that his daughter is already awake and when the Facebook CEO walks into her room, she's practicing Mandarin using the artificial intelligence application. 

From there he walks downstairs where Jarvis has already started making toast for breakfast. 

After the video went live, Zuckerberg noted that it was meant to be a "fun summary and not a live demo." 

In January of 2016, Zuckerberg made it his New Year's resolution to develop an artificial intelligence system, but the project turned out the be much more challenging than he initially expected. 

In a recent blog post, Zuckerberg explained that he struggled to find appliances that could be remotely controlled by an app. But he was able to successfully build the tool while running Facebook.

"As the CEO of Facebook, I don't get much time to write code in our internal environment. I've never stopped coding, but these days I mostly build personal projects like Jarvis," Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post. "I expected I'd learn a lot about the state of AI this year, but I didn't realize I would also learn so much about what it's like to be an engineer at Facebook." 

CNN Tech reports that Zuckerberg hopes to build an Android app for Jarvis as well. 

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