Mark Zuckerberg's first Q&A over Facebook Live included a special, unannounced guest. After a good amount of time during which Zuckerberg answered basic questions about Facebook (soon artificial intelligence will be able to automatically add subtitles to videos you upload) and speculations about the future, Zuckerberg left his couch, returning with Jerry Seinfeld, the famous comedian who just happened to be in the building trying the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Things swiftly descended into delightfully awkward chaos as Seinfeld seemed uninterested in talking up Facebook's features and philosophy, while Zuckerberg, bless his heart, kept trying to stick to his talking points.
Zuckerberg told Seinfeld about the progress he was making towards building an A.I. to control his house. Apparently he's gotten it to the point where security cameras can recognize someone coming to the door and decide whether or not to let them in. Instead of oohing and ahhing over the technology, Seinfeld remarked: “Isn't it funny how we work this hard to just eliminate a little bit of effort? I mean, to get the door. It's not that much work. But we are going to put in a tremendous amount of work to keep us from just going to the door and opening it.”
He does have a point.
Other highlights included:
- Someone in Menlo Park, California asking if the pair would come to the nearby block party going on nearby. Jerry Seinfeld asked “What part would we play besides having people take selfies with us?” Mark Zuckerberg: “Well, we'd eat his food…” Seinfeld was unimpressed, and declined with an emphatic "No, thank you."
- After declaring the questions coming in to be "boring," Seinfeld began asking Zuckerberg how he started his day and how early. Apparently, Zuckerberg's daughter Max is rather loud in the morning, and woke him up with a pterodactyl-like sound. “I didn't know a human could make those noises,” said Zuckerberg.
- Zuckerberg's arm was broken recently after he fell off a bike. Apparently all of the Facebook employees that Seinfeld came in contact with felt the need to point out this fact.