Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sets personal AI challenge for 2016

While Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) lab is focused on advancing machine learning, the social networking firm’s chief Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a personal AI goal for 2016.“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,” he wrote in a blog post. Zuckerberg plans to start by exploring existing technology with the goal of developing a system that will respond to voice commands to control things in his home like music, lights and temperature. The next step will be to enable his digital assistant to recognise people and open the door to friends, to keep an eye on his daughter Max and help him with his…


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