Mark Zuckerberg is a man who likes to tackle life full on. Considering he pretty much accelerated the dawn of the age of social media, he’s no stranger to success. However, his New Year’s Resolution is a little different than yours.
Basically, Zuckerberg wants to build his own Jarvis from Iron Man. Have a look at what he said about his ‘personal challenge for 2016.’
My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man.
I’m going to start by exploring what technology is already out there. Then I’ll start teaching it to understand my voice to control everything in our home — music, lights, temperature and so on. 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 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.
So, what next, is he going to design an Iron Man suit and become a real-life Tony Stark? No, of course not. Don’t be stupid. Something tells us your resolution or personal challenge for 2016 is rather different.