Mark Zuckerberg picked quite a challenge for his New Year's resolution.
The Facebook CEO announced over the weekend that he plans to build himself an artificially intelligent butler to help around the home, from controlling lights and room temperature to checking on Zuck's new baby girl, Max.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not he'll succeed -- most of us fail to keep our resolutions. But the idea of using artificial intelligence to help with our household needs is not exactly new. Since the early 1900s, inventors and engineers have attempted to develop humanoid machines to perform all those boring chores we don't have the time -- or desire -- to do.