Morgan Freeman to voice Zuckerberg Jarvis

File photo: Actor Morgan Freeman attends the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, USA, May 8, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

He is the voice of God, told the journey of the penguins, and gave directions. Now, Morgan Freeman is lending his iconic sound to Mark Zuckerberg.

The Facebook CEO on Tuesday introduced Jarvis is a digital butler that will do everything, from arranging a living room lights to fun baby daughter, Max.

Inspired by Tony ‘Iron Man’ Stark’s fictional Jarvis AI, Zuck’s personal assistant, can lights, open the gate for family and friends, make toast, and help in choosing daily outfits, or entertain Zuckerberg’s daughter, Max.

At the beginning of this year, Zuckerberg announced plans to build a robot valet using technologies such as speech and face recognition, data visualization, and automated nannying. A fall application for voiceover suggestions of ideas generated as Benedict Cumberbatch, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Iron Man itself—Robert Downey Jr.

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The actor, but would like to take the job (under the conditions that Paul Bettany, the film voice of Jarvis, get paid and donate the money to a charity of Cumberbatch’s choosing), not to win the elections.

Freeman was the overwhelming choice, earn nearly 10,000 ‘likes’ and hundreds of responses as proposed by user Udbhav Bhatnagar in October.

Of course, you can’t just call up the Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and ask him to voice your own personal AI assistant. Or can you?

In an interview with Fast Company, Zuckerberg said that he is the star earlier this month to ask if he had the job. Freeman’s answer: “Yes, certainly.”

The actor will record only a limited set of commands, according to Fast Company. However, it remains unclear how much, if anything, Freeman is being paid for the work.

Facebook not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.

For more information about Jarvis, please read Zuckerberg’s Facebook post discussing the preliminary results are about 100 hours of encoding.

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