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Mark Zuckerberg wants to build AI to run his home

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to try his hand at being Tony Stark as the Facebook CEO has set himself a goal of building artificial intelligence system to help run and control his home this year- Arnold Schwarzenegger even offered to be the voice of it.

Zuckerberg set himself this challenge in a Facebook post, saying: “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.”

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The Facebook CEO won’t be starting from scratch, though, he intends to leverage technology that is already available: “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.”

Obviously, this is a personal project rather than anything directly related to Facebook but it would still be pretty cool to see how it turns out.

KitGuru Says: We’ve been hearing more and more about artificial intelligence over the last couple of years so I don’t think it would be too much of a stretch to think that several functions of the home could be controlled by a personal AI. 

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