Learning from the best

Learning from the best is a re-post of Mark Zuckerberg’s post on Facebook about building his own Jarvis (an AI assistant) as a challenge for 2016. I provide a brief commentary on the text and, most importantly, I answer the question why do I share it.

Learning is a continuous process that will not end for you in your entire life. There are so many forms of learning that I will not bother listing even a few of them. The main take-away from my post (hopefully) would be: learn from any opportunity life offer you!

A few words

I have been so busy lately setting up this blog that I started forgetting the main idea behind it. My main idea was most of all, to have fun and to have a platform where I can satisfy my need to share my knowledge and observations with the world. I hope that it does not sound too bold but if it does – this is who I am.

Learning opportunities

You can find learning opportunities everywhere and two days ago, while I was still busy setting up all the Facebook and Twitter connectivity, I read a post by none other than Mark Zuckerberg.

It feels weird for me to start my blog officially with him. I subscribed to his account on Facebook about a month ago and I must say:

“Thank you Mark, for sharing all that stuff from your personal and professional life! You are a true inspiration!”

The post

Without further delay, I would like to go straight to his post (I will share the link below). It is about his personal project to build his own Jarvis (the name is popular as the AI assistant of Iron Man). Mark Zuckerberg started this project in 2016 as a personal challenge. Sharing it with us allows us to really take a peek into the brilliant mind of one of the modern world technical geniuses.

I learned a lot from the post by comparing his actions to how I would structure this project of mine. What impressed me most of all is that he did not rush into development (or coding) but analyzed the available architecture. He also analyzed the available APIs for connecting the devices in his home to his AI assistant. This is a perfect example of plan-do-check-act mentality.

Why do I share it?

First of all, I share that post because it is in line with my philosophy and offers a lot of insights on the questions that I will be covering in my posts: setting and tracking goals, task breakdown, learning by doing, self-knowledge and self-discovery.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-jarvis/10154361492931634

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