From Iron Man to nerds: Mark Zuckerberg has a few ideas for the new year

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to build an artificially intelligent butler similar to Jarvis in the Hollywood superhero movie Iron Man to help run his home and assist him at work as part of the tech billionaire's 'personal challenge' for 2016.

Zuckerberg, 31, who commits to a new personal challenge every year, said in a Facebook post on Monday that the "simple AI" would look like Jarvis.

"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," Zuckerberg wrote.

Every year, I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside my work at Facebook. My challenges in...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, January 3, 2016

But that is not all Zuckerberg plans to do in 2016.

In another Facebook post, he wrote about his plan to run 365 miles this year. Setting up a Facebook group, he asked people to join him discuss their running adventures on the social media website.

I have a physical challenge for 2016 as well.I'm going to run 365 miles and I'd love for as many people in this...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, January 4, 2016

But all the new year challenges aside, the best part of the post was Zuckerberg replies to the comments on his two posts.

When an user commented how she tells her granddaughters to "date the nerd in school", Zuckerberg had these words of wisedom for her:


Another one mentioned our most dreaded fear when it comes to AI:


And talking of Skynet, here's our favorite comment from the Terminator himself:


With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jan 05, 2016 16:03 PM

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