In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance, His Robot Butler

The Facebook CEO is eager to help people mark themselves as safe and show off his automated home. Mark Zuckerberg talked up Facebook’s plans to expand its artificial intelligence and safety check features at a town hall discussion today in Italy. Taking questions from an audience at a university in Rome, Zuckerberg expressed his condolences following the deadly earthquake that ravaged central Italy last week. He also used the opportunity to highlight his social network’s ability to mark people as “safe” in natural disasters. Almost half of the Facebook users in the earthquake zone used safety check, Zuckerberg said. “That sends notifications reassuring their family that they were okay to more than 15 million people around the world,” he said. After a botched activation of the feature following a terroristā€¦


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