Elon Musk has stated his desire to demonstrate a prototype of Tesla’s humanoid robot, Optimus. The presentation, however, will also highlight the company’s work on autonomous driving and its Dojo supercomputer.
Tesla’s AI Day begins today, September 30th, and Elon Musk has stated that he intends to demonstrate a working prototype of the company’s humanoid robot, Optimus, at the event. The event, which will take place at Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California, will be livestreamed for the public and is expected to begin at 5PM PT / 8PM ET — assuming it begins around the same time as last year’s AI Day.
The firm hasn’t revealed how to watch the AI event, but it’ll most likely be webcast on its YouTube channel, just like the first Tesla AI Day. We don’t know much about what will be announced, but based on the invitation, we should expect to learn about the “latest developments in artificial intelligence, including Full Self-Driving, Tesla Bot, Dojo, and more.”
Musk has also stated that he sees AI Day as a recruiting tool as Tesla expands its robotics section. He has stated that the Tesla Bot is “the most important product development we’re doing this year,” and that it has “the potential to be more substantial than the automotive industry over time.”
Note, this event is meant for recruiting AI & robotics engineers, so will be highly technical https://t.co/BcxAEv6qJd
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
Tesla typically organizes two public events every year. We got the Cyber Rodeo this year to commemorate the opening of the company’s Gigafactory in Texas, and now we have AI Day. Tesla has been conducting events in recent years not to reveal new products, but to showcase key technology that the firm sees as critical to its future development. Tesla conducted its first Battery Day event in 2020, where it highlighted aims to bring down the cost of battery research in order to produce a $25,000 electric car.
Meanwhile, Tesla has pushed back the production timetable for the much-anticipated Cybertruck to 2023, so a customer delivery event seems unlikely for at least another year.