You'll never guess what Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is

Chloe Best

Mark Zuckerberg may have his hands full with his newborn daughter Max, but that isn't stopping him from setting some ambitious goals for 2016. The Facebook CEO shared his New Year's resolution on the social networking site on Sunday, and it is a far cry from the stereotypical resolutions we're used to.

"My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work," Mark explained. "You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man."

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The entrepreneur explained that he will teach his robot to recognise his voice and control everything in his home including lighting, heating and music. Mark also intends for his robot to help him with parenting his baby girl, telling his followers: "I'll teach it to let me know if anything is going on in Max's room that I need to check on when I'm not with her."

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

While Mark's New Year's resolution may seem crazy to some, it is not the first time he has set himself a grand challenge for the year ahead. The 31-year-old revealed that in previous years his challenges have included, "to read two books every month, learn Mandarin and meet a new person every day".

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Mark will be able to make a start on building his robot during his paternity leave, as he is currently taking an extended two-month break from his work at Facebook to bond with his daughter Max, who was born at the end of November.

The new father and his wife Priscilla Chan are clearly smitten with their new arrival and have shared a series of sweet family photos on social media, including an amusing photo of baby Max dressed up in a Star Wars Jedi cloak in December, which he captioned: "The force is strong with this one."