In the MCU Iron Man uses JARVIS as his AI assistance but in the comics when was the first time the concept of something like an AI assistance was used for assisting him and controlling the suit? What was the name of that AI assistance?

  • By AI assistance do you mean an AI assisted suit as indicated by your title? If so you might want to edit the body to make that clearer because currently there is some ambiguity.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:09
  • @TheLethalCarrot I want to ask something like JARVIS which made the suits work on voice commands
    – codeczar
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:16

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This answer relates directly to Iron Man as opposed to the wider Marvel 616 Universe (main comics continuity).

What is considered AI maybe debatable, but the first instance of Iron Man using a personal AI assistant, with a name that you could have a conversation with, was H.O.M.E.R. - Heuristically Operative Matrix Emulation Rostrum.

First appeared in Iron Man issue 298 in 1993 according to marvel.fandom.com

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    Does HOMER actually assist with the suits though? He doesn’t in the issue you link as far as I can tell.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 12:58
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    The question asked about AI assistants, as opposed to AI assistants that help out with the suits operations. I'm fairly sure the suits had voice commands prior to this (hence the comment about what is AI), but I need to find a cite for that. I'm also sure HOMER could control the suits without a human pilot, but I need to find a cite for that too.
    – K Mo
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:03
  • The title specifically states “AI assisted suit” which HOMER isn’t, at least initially anyway.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:07
  • @TheLethalCarrot - point taken
    – K Mo
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:15
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    @TheLethalCarrot K Mo may be right. Quoting what I found on the wiki link of H.O.M.E.R: " He [HOMER] operates the computer system at his home, Stark industries and the Iron Man armors.
    – Shreedhar
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 13:16

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