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Mark Zuckerberg reveals plans to create his own Jarvis AI
If you’re a fan of the Iron Man films, then you’ll know that J.A.R.V.I.S. (also styled as ‘Jarvis’) is Tony Stark’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) that runs his home and acts as his own cyber butler.
In homage to this idea, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has revealed that building his own A.I was his personal challenge for 2016.
As he explains in a recent blog post, so far he’s created a simple A.I. that he is able to talk to either on the phone or through a computer. The A.I. is also able to control aspects of his home such as lights, appliances and music.
For more information on what Zuckerberg’s Jarvis can do (and how it works), check out the original post from Facebook.
Overlaid stickers are now available in Instagram Stories
Instagram has announced the release of a range of overlaid stickers for photos and videos shared through users’ Instagram Stories.
The stickers, which have been described as ‘Instagram’s answer to Snapchat’s geofilters’ by Tech Crunch, will allow users to display information such as the time and weather, as well as location names and emojis.
Seasonal graphics, such as Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahs, will also be available during relevant periods.
Taking further inspiration from Snapchat, a new Story saving feature will also be introduced to allow users to download their last 24 hours of updates.
For more information on the new Instagram Stories features, check out the original Tech Crunch article.
*Image source: Tech Crunch
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- Google plans to launch paid-for ‘YouTube Red’ service in the UK
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