Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a strange new years resolution to build a robot butler like the one seen in “Iron Man.”
“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. 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,” Zuckerberg 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 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,” he added.
Facebook has been making efforts to get involved in artificial intelligence technology so Zuckerberg is hoping to learn more about the field and build himself his own personal assistant in the process.
“On the work side, it’ll help me visualize data in [virtual reality] to help me build better services and lead my organizations more effectively. This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself. I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn over the course of the year,” Zuckerberg said.
As we reported last month, scientists have warned us that Facebook messes with your brain and can cause depression and loneliness, while selfies have been linked to narcissism, addiction and mental illness. One study even concluded that becoming obsessed with capturing the perfect image of yourself is dangerous for your health. Now, a new study by Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia has found that Facebook can contribute to a “decrease in mental well-being,” and the key factor is envy.
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