Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's bizarre idea: A robot BUTLER

Facebook billionaire and new dad Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an artificially intelligent butler this year.

“Think Jarvis in Iron Man,” he said in a Facebook post.

“My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work.

“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.”

Among other things, Zuckerberg plans to teach the robot to check up on his daughter and visualise data to help him run Facebook and his charity the Chan Zuckerberg Institute.

“This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself,” he added. 

“I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn over the course of the year.”


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