In order to provide help with his work and around the house, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come up with the idea of building artificial intelligence (AI).
The Facebook founder, in his Facebook post, mentioned that building a ‘simple AI’, similar to the butler Jarvis from the movie ‘Iron Man’, would be his personal challenge this year.
Zuckerberg said that he would use the technology that is already out there to start building the AI and would teach it to understand his voice to control everything in his home from music and lights to temperature. “This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself,” he added.
The Facebook CEO also 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. Zuckerberg said that the inspiration for building AI is the reward of building things yourself.