Is Mark Zuckerberg’s AI queer: Who is Jarvis?
So apparently Mark Zuckerberg has given birth to an AI named Jarvis*, based on the fictional AI character in Marvel’s Iron Man, who takes care of his house-work and carries out menial tasks for himself and his wife Priscilla such as turning lights on and off, doing laundry, as well as keeping a watchful eye on their dog Beast and daughter Max.
As to whether or not Zuckerberg is a homosexual in VR space, the question is as redundant and meaningless as sexuality itself in a genderless hyper spacial awareness. An exclamation of “Who cares!“ is the immediate response by anyone actually paying attention and concerns such as “Do they bathe together?” or “ Does Priscilla fantasize about Jarvis while touching herself?” bring the concept of homo-erotic love in the Future Space conversation to a fever pitch of absurdity and is found to be almost insulting to self proclaimed intellectuals – especially those working regular hours in the “tech” space.
This leads naturally into deeper consideration about Jarvis’ sexual orientation. Could he actually be a she or potentially make an almost instantaneous switch from male to female with or without Zuckerberg’s permission? And more importantly, sociologically speaking, why would Mark select a male name to represent the artificial (emotional) intelligence of his home?
These same concerns are occurring globally for architects and real estate investors deliberating around conference tables about what to name their next housing projects or commercial institutions. Imagine if you will, walking into your favorite local restaurant and being greeted not by some member of the wait staff but by the restaurant itself. This sort of thing is almost sure to be as annoying as most robotic phone answering personalities that are still, with out question, totally inhuman.
The fact is, recent break through in artificial intelligence (driving cars, curing diseases, discovering planets, face recognition, natural language…) still don’t show signs of actual AI ability because the computer is operating on programmed variables – a recalculation for entirely unique ideas is yet to be seen. This brings to light the gratuitous use of the term “AI” for shock value when all we are really dealing with is advanced robotics and not the mysterious “Ghost in the Machine”.
*There is some reason to believe that the name Jarvis is also reference to the sexually challenged pop-rock icon Jarvis Cocker, not only because of his physical mannerisms and questionable fashion sensibility but more so because of the surname “Cocker” and its tacit implications for a fondness toward, you guessed it, cock.
Words by Goldulous