Elon Musk, the tech mogul, has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier he reached the deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, his name emerged in the blockbuster defamation Trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. This time, he is in the spotlight for something big to renounce its way into the future of Artificial Intelligence.
By the end of September, Tesla plans to have a functioning humanoid robot prototype. A second Tesla “AI DAY” with “many cool updates” from the company’s projects has been scheduled for August 19, according to CEO Elon Musk.
The self-driving program was the main emphasis of the previous year’s presentation, which also revealed plans for the “Tesla Bot” humanoid robot, also known as “Tesla Optimus.”
The second AI Day was then delayed to Sept. 30, with Musk writing on Twitter: “we may have an Optimus prototype working by then.”
Musk stated that the business is “tracking” toward a functional prototype during a Tuesday interview at the Qatar Economic Forum.
“Well, I hope that we will have an interesting prototype to show people,” he said.
“We have a very talented team at Tesla that I’m working with closely to have a prototype humanoid robot ready by the end of September.
“And I think we are tracking to that point.”
He also emphasized that they would showcase other things at the event to prove that Tesla is a “real-world AI company.”
“We have these sort of AI Day events to just emphasize that Tesla is a lot more than a car company and that we are, in my view, the leading real-world AI company that exists.”
In other interviews, Musk stated that he thinks the first iteration of the bot, which would be able to carry out duties like grocery shopping, will start production sometime in 2023.
He outlined how Optimus was created so that humans could outrun and defeat it if necessary, but he made sure to emphasize that because of its decentralized control system, it wouldn’t be a threat to anyone.
Previously, Musk stated on the Lex Fridman podcast that his Tesla Bots might someday serve as both friends and employees.
He said: “It could develop a personality over time that is unique.
“It’s not like all the robots are the same.”
He added: “That personality could evolve to match the owner, or whatever you want to call it.”
Updates on Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer, which was presented at AI Day the previous year, are also anticipated.
A broad update on the company’s self-driving initiative, the first practical use of Tesla’s AI, is also anticipated. In order to direct technology toward assisting the public, Musk suggested for an agency to supervise and govern the development of AI.