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Zuckerberg hopes to show off his home control AI next month

Engadget logo Engadget 29/08/2016 Sean Buckley
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Remember that artificial intelligence Mark Zuckerberg said he was going to build to control his house? It sounds like he actually made it -- and he's almost ready to show it to the public. "I got it to the point where I can control the lights, I can control the gates, I can control the temperature," he said at a Facebook Q&A in Rome this week. "It's getting there."

Zuckerberg says he hopes to have a demo of the project available sometime next month, and credits a lot of the AI's success to his engineering team at work. "It's awesome because I get to interact with all these Facebook engineers who are doing this awesome AI work in speech recognition, in face recognition," he says. "I programmed it so now, when I walk up to my door, my gate, I don't have to put in a code or something like that to get in -- put in a key -- it just sees my face and lets me in." Even so, the AI isn't quite ready for primetime: Zuckerberg says the house only responds to his own voice, much to his wife's disappointment. "I'll give her access once I'm done." Sure you will, Zuck. Sure you will.


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