At the beginning of every year, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a personal challenge that he would love to accomplish when the year ends.
In 2010, Zuckerberg embarked on learning Mandarin. In 2011 his personal challenge was to spend the year eating meat from only animals that he killed himself, last year he dedicated himself to reading a new book every two weeks.
Zuckerberg’s goal for 2016 may be his most challenging yet.
In a post on his Facebook account on Sunday, the social network’s founder revealed that his personal challenge for the year is to build an assistant powered by artificial intelligence to help him at home and at work.
“You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he wrote referring to the assistant used by the movie’s main character, Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr.
Zuckerberg said that he would train his virtual assistant to understand his voice so that it can control various functions at his home.
“I’ll teach it to let in friends 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 am 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,” his post reads in part.