Robert Downey Jr. Offers Avengers Team-Up To Voice Mark Zuckerberg's AI

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As part of his New Year's resolution for this year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in January that he wanted to create his own artificial intelligence. The AI would ideally behave similar to JARVIS in Marvel's "Iron Man" film franchise -- a connection that has not been lost on Facebook users. Now that Zuckerberg's gotten far enough along in the process, he solicited suggestions for who should voice the AI.

After a few fans chimed in calling for Marvel actors to voice the AI thanks to the JARVIS connection, Tony Stark himself answered the call -- and he brought a long a few other Avengers as well.

So yeah -- Robert Downey Jr. wants to voice the AI as long as Paul Bettany (the actor that voiced JARVIS) gets paid and donates to a charity chosen by Doctor Strange (a.k.a. Benedict Cumberbatch). As Zuckerberg commented, yes, "this just got real."

The JARVIS AI debuted in 2008's "Iron Man," voiced by Paul Bettany. The artificial intelligence continued to appear in Marvel movies, specifically the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" films. And then in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the AI was used to give consciousness to the artificial human Vision -- a character now played physically by Bettany. Vision also appeared in this year's "Captain America: Civil War."

(via CNBC)

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