Artificial Intelligence

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Mark Zuckerberg is looking to live like a super hero.

For his new year’s resolution the CEO of Facebook said he’s planning to build his own artificial intelligence assistant to help him around the house and at the office. He says it will be like JARVIS, the robotic butler in Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies.

Zuckerberg says he will begin by teaching it skills such as understanding his voice to control functions that include lighting, temperature and music. Then he plans on kicking things up a notch. He says he plans to teach his robotic assistant to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the bell; and show it how to tell if anything unusual is going on in his daughter’s room.

The final goal is to create a machine that can perceive its environment and complete a variety of everyday tasks. And if history repeats itself Zuckerberg could have a lot of free time by the end of the year. His past resolutions have included learning mandarin and reading two books each month; and he kept them both.