Mark Zuckerberg wants to develop his own A.I. butler

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in October 2015.

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Every year, many people resolve to take on new hobbies and projects once Jan. 1 rolls around. For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, this involves channeling Tony Stark and building his own artificial intelligence, or A.I., personal assistant. On Sunday, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post that he plans to develop 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 wrote. "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 [newborn daughter] 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."

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This is a more tech-focused plan for the year ahead than in 2015. On Dec. 30, 2014, Zuckerberg crowdsourced his New Year's resolution, with reading "a new book every other week" coming out on top.

As with last year, Zuckerberg is framing this as a challenge of self-improvement.

"This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself," he wrote. "I'm looking forward to sharing what I learn over the course of the year."

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