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Actor Robert Downey Jr offers to voice Mark Zuckerberg’s real-life Jarvis

Zuckerberg is searching for a person to voice an A.I. similar to Jarvis from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Los Angeles, October 15, 2016: Actor Robert Downey Jr has offered to lend his voice to an A.I. similar to Jarvis from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg is building.

Zuckerberg is searching for a person to voice it. Earlier this year, he had announced that his goal for 2016 was to build an A.I. similar to what Jarvis (Paul Bettany) is for Iron Man (Downey Jr.) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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“My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work,” he wrote on Facebook on January 3.

“You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in ‘Iron Man’. I’m going to start by exploring what technology is already out there. Then I’ll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home — music, lights, temperature and so on,” he added.

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Now he is ready to choose a voice for it, and Downey Jr has volunteered.

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“It’s time to give my AI Jarvis a voice. Who should I ask to do it?” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

A commenter suggested Downey Jr’s or “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch’s name, and then Downey Jr wrote: “I’ll do in a heartbeat if Bettany gets paid and donates it to a cause of Cumberbatch’s choosing…that’s the right kind of strange.” (IANS)

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  • Antara

    If the voice of Downey Jr. gets finalized, it will be an amazing thing!

  • Diksha Arya

    I think Jarvis with the voice of Robert Downey J. will be awesome..

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)