My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run my home — like Jarvis in Iron Man.
To put that in perspective, I spent about 100 hours building Jarvis this year, and now I have a pretty good system that understands me and can do lots of things. But even if I spent 1,000 more hours, I probably wouldn’t be able to build a system that could learn completely new skills on its own — unless I made some fundamental breakthrough in the state of AI along the way.
In a way, AI is both closer and farther off than we imagine. AI is closer to being able to do more powerful things than most people expect — driving cars, curing diseases, discovering planets, understanding media. Those will each have a great impact on the world, but we’re still figuring out what real intelligence is.
Overall, this was a great challenge. These challenges have a way of teaching me more than I expected at the beginning. This year I thought I’d learn about AI, and I also learned about home automation and Facebook’s internal technology too. That’s what’s so interesting about these challenges. Thanks for following along with this challenge and I’m looking forward to sharing next year’s challenge in a few weeks.
Trop cool Mark ! La prochaine fois n’hésite pas à consulter la communauté SARAH 🙂
Source : Building Jarvis