Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook released an epic video of his very own AI personal assistant Jarvis.
At the beginning of 2016 Zuckerberg announced that he is planning a year-long project coding an Iron Man like Jarvis AI assistant.
The official purpose of this project was the Mark wanted to test where AI is at in 2016.
Also, he is the founder of Facebook, so he can pretty much do whatever he wants. Oh, and if it succeeds, it will be badass.
Now, that it’s the end of 2016, Zuckerberg has started sharing his experience and results from his year long project.
But getting to the fun part – here’s a video he created demonstrating his VA’s capabilities. (Watch this with audio on. Trust me).
If the video was not enough, You could also read what Fast Company had to say about it.
But I know that’s not why you clicked on this article for. You want to have Mark’s Jarvis at your house. Right now!
Obviously, you can’t get your hands on Mark’s made VA. But with this list of smart devices and integrations, you’ll feel like you just did.
Here’s a step by step breakdown of Mark’s automation and how to replicate them.
Build a Jarvis for your own home
Get your daily meetings:
Waking up in the morning and getting your VA read out your next calendar events looks super cool and useful right?
Well apparently, if you’re using Google Calendar and own an Amazon Echo, you can do it.
Here is the instruction as published on the Amazon Alexa support page:
You can learn all about the invocation and how to trigger your calendar events here.
Know your room temperature
Want to get a quick brief of your room temperature and even control it without getting out of bed? It’s super simple – no special effects needed.
Follow these IFTTT.com receipts to tell Alexa to set your room temperature, schedule A/C times and more.
By the way, if you want to make it even easier, you can buy a Honeywell Lyric T5 Thermostat and simply use Siri to get the information you need.
The Smart Toaster
I would love to boss my toaster around.
While how Mark got the toast into the toaster in the first place remains a mystery, ‘smartifying’ your toaster is a rather simple thing to do.
All you need is:
An Amazon Echo, Particle Spark Core, toaster and a relay switch.
Read this post in Hackster.io to build your smart toaster.
Cannon shooting a shirt
You didn’t think you’d get that one here, right?
The process is quite similar to the Smart Toaster, only instead of a toaster, you’ll need to connect a T-shirt Cannon.
The exact process changes based on the cannon you get. You can choose from a wider selection here
Who’s at your gate?
Hate getting up to answer the door? Thought Mark was cool letting his parents enter without getting up from his chair?
Apparently, you’re not the only one. There’s an easy fix for that using Ring and Kevo Smart Lock.
‘Ring’ is a combination of a wide range HD camera that connects to your phone, so you can see who’s at your door or in front of your house at any moment.
Using Kevo Smart Lock you can unlock your door straight from your phone, or even give your guest access to unlock it themselves that just one time.
This one’s basic right.
If you own an Amazon Echo and an Amazon Music or a Spotify account, you just have to insert your credentials in your Alexa app settings and ask your Echo to play your favorite music
If you’re using Apple Music, just make sure your iPhone is connected to your Alexa device via Bluetooth, and simply ask Siri for the tune you want to listen too.
Family fun time
Google Home, Amazon Echo and Siri, all know how to tell great jokes. All you have to do is ask them for one.
All you need is an Amazon Echo or Dot, and you’re ready to go.
Impressive as it may seem, this one is rather easy.
Here’s what you need:
Apple TV (4th generation)
All you have to do is connect your smart devices to Apple’s homekit app. (here a guide to help you setup Apple’s Homekit). Now you can easily control your Apple TV and lights from your iPhone.
But we want to do it all in one action, right? This is where a cool Homekit features called ‘Scenes’ kick in.
‘Scenes’ is a setting you pre-created into a shortcut on your Homekit app.
So for movie time you might create a scene called “Movie time’ that involves two simultaneous triggers: Dim lights and Turn on Tv. Here’s to set it up, step by step.
Just one click and your house are in the right theater mode. By the way. If you want to save clicks, you can also ask Siri to do it for you.
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