Mark Zuckerberg has made a rather ambitious New Year’s resolution. On Sunday, the Facebook CEO announced that this year, he will challenge himself to build an artificially intelligent assistant to “run his home and help him with his work.”
“You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in ‘Iron Man,’” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
The first-time father plans to build his AI butler to control music, lights and temperature in the house, use facial recognition to let friends in, and monitor his daughter’s room.
“Every challenge has a theme, and this year's theme is invention,” the 31 year old explained. “At Facebook I spend a lot of time working with engineers to build new things. Some of the most rewarding work involves getting deep into the details of technical projects. But it's a different kind of rewarding to build things yourself, so this year my personal challenge is to do that.”
In less than a day, Zuckerberg’s post garnered thousands of likes and shares from people who were inspired by his personal challenge. The successful entrepreneur even took the time to respond to some comments, further proving himself as a good role model and father.
“I keep telling my granddaughters to date the nerd in school, he may turn out to be a Mark Zuckerberg!” one woman wrote.
In response, Zuckerberg said, “Even better would be to encourage them to *be* the nerd in their school so they can be the next successful inventor!”
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their daughter Max in November. Since then, the proud papa has shared sweet photos with his baby girl and pledged to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares so that he can make the world a better place for her.
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