Robert Downey Jr wants to voice Mark Zuckerberg's very own JARVIS

The actor has said he'll do it in a heartbeat - on one condition

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At the beginning of the year, Mark Zuckerberg set himself the aim of building a personal AI (as you do) much like the one that Tony Stark has in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work," the Facebook founder posted on 3 January.

"You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man. I'm going to start by exploring what technology is already out there. Then I'll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home - music, lights, temperature and so on."

He must be making good on this aim because on Thursday (13 October), he announced he was ready to put a voice to the A.I.

After somebody suggested Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr or new Marvel recruit Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), the former said he'd do it "in a heartbeat" - on one condition.

"I'll do in a heartbeat if Bettany gets paid and donates it to a cause of Cumberbatch's choosing...that's the right kind of STRANGE!" the actor posted on his official Facebook page.

Paul Bettany voices Stark's A.I. - named JARVIS - in all three Iron Man films as well as both Avengers films.

Could one of the world's highest-paid actors be on the cusp of voicing the personal A.I. of one of the world's highest paid entrepreneurs? Watch this space.