Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plans to build artificial intelligence (AI) to help him around the house and with his work, similar to the butler Jarvis from the film Iron Man.
In a post on the social media site, he said his personal challenge this year would be to build a “simple AI”.
Zuckerberg said his resolution for 2016 is to build an artificially intelligent system that will be able to control his house, watch over his child and help him to run Facebook.
“My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work,” he wrote. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man.”
Zuckerberg said he would start to build the AI with technology that is already out there and 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,” Mr Zuckerberg said.
“I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell,” he said. “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.”
For Facebook, he added that the system would help him visualise data in virtual reality and help him build better services, as well as lead his company.
Zuckerberg has in the past taken on “personal challenges” that have included reading two books per month, learning Mandarin and meeting a new person each day- but the robot butler is his most ambitious personal challenge yet.
Facebook has been working hard on AI systems as a company, including buildingcomputers that can recognise the contents of a picture and then make sure it is shown properly on Facebook.
But other technologists and scientists have expressed concerns about such plans.
People such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have worried that artificial intelligence will go on to have too much power and could damage humanity.
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