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Mark Zuckerberg's House Is Going to Be So Much Smarter Than Your House

Like Tony Stark. Except Tony Stark is make-believe.

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Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Billionaire tech CEOs are just like us! Except for the fact that they are billionaires.

Also, their New Years’ resolutions are much more interesting.

Mark Zuckerberg, for instance, is going to build a robot that controls his house.

Okay, okay. Not a robot, per se.

Just “a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work,” Zuckerberg writes. Before adding this deadpan: “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man.”

That’s right, mortals. You’re going to try to spend the next 12 months not getting that much fatter. Or working on basic life skills like not acting like a complete jackass to your friends and family. Me, I’m working on tech that’s so difficult for regular humans to comprehend that the best way to describe it is by referencing movies about comic book characters.

But good luck losing those 10 pounds!

Also, please keep watching those autoplay videos.

As everyone who writes about this content is required to note, Zuckerberg sets himself one of these goals every year. They range from the not-crazily ambitious — read two books a month — to the kind of thing only a billionaire (or a very, very poor person!) might think about, like killing all of his own meat.

And if you wanted to keep writing, or reading, about this year’s goal, you might note that this one has direct connections to Zuckerberg’s day job running one of the most important tech companies in the world. He even alludes to it himself: Facebook’s M, a personal assistant service for tech writers, relies in part on artificial intelligence. So does its “Photo Magic” feature that tells you that you need to tag your mom.

But c’mon. You don’t care about the implications of a giant consumer technology company mastering AI.

Iron Man! Look!

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