Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chooses a ‘personal project’ to focus on, with 2016’s being the development of an artificial-intelligence butler named Jarvis.
It’s an app and Facebook Messenger chatbot that controls various aspects of he and wife Priscilla’s home, but in an interview with Fast Company, Zuckerberg has also revealed that Jarvis has music-recommendation features.
“One of the Jarvis features that Zuckerberg is most proud of is its ability to learn his and Priscilla’s musical tastes so that when she asks it to play something, it can select a song taking her preferences into consideration rather than his,” explained the article.
“At the same time, he designed it so it would respond to requests like playing a certain style of music—light, or family, for example—or music similar to that of specific artists.
There’s more on how he’s coded the bot to understand, for example, the difference between ‘Play Someone Like You’, ‘Play someone like Adele’ and ‘Play some Adele’. Will this experimentation with Jarvis have an impact on Facebook’s music strategy in 2017, though?