But Facebook has gotten very good at face recognition for identifying when your friends are in your photos. If I spent another year on this challenge, I'd focus more on learning how learning works. One interesting observation is that ever since I built voice into Jarvis, I've also wanted to build in more humor.
Those will each have a great impact on the world, but we're still figuring out what real intelligence is. An example natural language request from command line. This was a two step process: first I made it so I could communicate using text messages, and later I added the ability to speak and have it translate my speech into text for it to read.
So far this year, I've built a simple AI that I can talk to on my phone and computer, that can control my home, including lights, temperature, appliances, music and security, that learns my tastes and patterns, that can learn new words and concepts, and that can even entertain Max.
The range of things you can ask it is also much greater. If I'm doing something that relates to them, like playing music for all of us, then speaking feels fine, but most of the time text feels more appropriate.
In a way, AI is both closer and farther off than we imagine.