Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg had several personal challenges (PC) like learning Mandarin, reading two books a month and meeting a new person every day. His present PC is to build artificial intelligence (AI) to help him around the house and with his work. He said his personal challenge this year would be to build a “simple AI” similar to the butler Jarvis from the film Iron Man the progress of which he wants to share.
On Monday, Mr Zuckerberg said he would start to build the AI with available technology and teach it to understand his voice to control everything in his home from music and lights to temperature. Mr Zuckerberg said, “I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell. I’ll teach it to let me know if anything is going on in Max’s (his daughter’s) room that I need to check on when I’m not with her.”
His announcement comes as Facebook is in the midst of AI initiatives such as building an assistant through its Messenger app for users.