Adventures with Jasper

A few months ago, I was approached by my good friend Shubhro Saha about helping to film an introductory video about a project him and fellow Princeton 2015-er Charlie Marsh were working on.

That project was Jasper, an "open source platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications". Basically, it's JARVIS from Iron Man, and it's awesome- especially given that I remember Shu and I messing around with it when it was in its earliest stages, cracking up at the stock responses it would give to rude questions. In its current version, it can update you about your Facebook notifications, tell you what the weather's like, and play a specific artist's music. Pretty cool stuff! 

 I went and filmed them talking about the project, handed over the footage to Shu, posted the video on this site when it was finished, and didn't think too much about it until a couple of weeks ago, when Shu told me that they were being featured on Wired.com and asked if I'd take a picture of them with Jasper. We had a quick, fun photo shoot, and it was awesome to see both a great project and a photo of mine (!) featured on a major website.

 Jasper as featured on Wired.com

Jasper as featured on Wired.com

Check out the article here, and if you feel like you need a voice-controlled personal assistant, make your own Jasper!