Mark Zuckerberg is known for setting goals that he calls "personal challenges" at the beginning of each year. In 2015, for instance, he vowed to read a book every two weeks while in 2011, he declared he will only eat meat from animals he himself killed. Now, he has a new objective, which is to build an artificial intelligence that will automate his home and help him raise his daughter.
Zuckerberg's New Year resolution was posted Sunday on his Facebook page. It explained the nature of his goal and how he will build the A.I. himself in order to run his home and help him with his work as CEO of the world's top social media website.
"I'll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home - music, lights, temperature and so on," the billionaire said. "I'll teach it to let me know if anything is going on in Max's room that I need to check on when I'm not with her. On the work side, it'll help me visualize data in VR to help me build better services and lead my organizations more effectively."
There are some people who think that Zuckerberg will be creating a JARVIS-like program, the Just A Rather Very Intelligent System developed by Tony Stark in "Iron Man." The highly advanced computerized A.I. assisted Stark in running his business and battling villains using technology while appearing as a hologram.
A.I. designed for homes are no longer confined to fiction. Samsung, for instance, has the SmartThings connected home system, which serves as a hub with open protocols that connect sensors and third party machines and systems such as those built by Apple and Google, the Guardian reported. There is also the case of Amazon's Alexa voice control system, which powers the company's new Echo product - a machine that can control internet of things devices.