Zuckerberg’s New Year Resolution
While the rest of us spend the next three weeks dieting and exercising before promptly forgetting about our New Year’s resolutions altogether, Mark Zuckerberg will be busy building an artificial intelligence system that can control his home, similar to Tony Stark’s AI assistant, Jarvis, in Iron Man. The young billionaire and new dad announced his audacious resolution on Facebook Sunday night, reminding us all, once more, that he doesn’t quite celebrate special occasions like the rest of us.
In his Facebook post, Zuckerberg wrote that he plans to build the tool himself, something he probably doesn’t do much of as CEO of the largest social network in the world. “It’s a different kind of rewarding to build things yourself,” Zuckerberg wrote, “so this year my personal challenge is to do that.” Zuckerberg says this tool will build upon existing technology, but that he will train it to understand his voice, use facial recognition technology to let guests into his home, and check in on any disturbances in Max’s room when he’s not around. Oh, and it’ll do all the usual smart home stuff like control the temperature, lights, and music.