Tesla Bot preview and more! By benjamin
© Reuters Tesla AI Day 2 Live Updates: Tesla Bot Preview and More!
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:) AI Day 2022 is set to begin “precisely” at 9:15 p.m. ET, according to Elon Musk.
Musk and other executives, including Tesla Autopilot software director Ashok Elluswamy, would likely make presentations.
Tesla AI Day 2 is streaming live on Tesla’s website and you can follow this space for major event updates.
Notable updates expected from the event are related to the Optimus Tesla bot, comprehensive self-driving software, Dojo supercomputer, Tesla’s neural network training supercomputer, and possibly Robotaxis.
Musk hopes to use the event to hire top AI talent who could drive innovation in this area.
Find Benzinga’s in-depth preview of the event here on what to expect.
The odd timing of the event has Tesla bulls excited.
“No other company hosts an event on a Friday night. I love it. Another example of Elon’s first principles approach,” Gene Munster of Loup Funds said in a tweet.
Can’t say I like working on a Friday night, but I’m really excited to bring you live updates from the event. Refresh this page for the latest updates.
9:10 p.m. EDT: Event is live and appears to be sold out; with more than 30,000 spectators because it is only just beginning. Techno music is played, accompanied by visuals of funky patterns that match the theme of the event.
9:15 p.m. EDT: Alright, Musk is on stage and we begin — with robotic hands in the background alluding to Optimus.
9:20 p.m. EDT: Musk starts with a reference to Optimus and reminds people that Tesla is a public company. He jokingly remarks that he is not immune to fire, especially if he goes mad. Musk says AI, autopilot, Dojo and a “long” Q&A session on the agenda — people are invited to ask existential or technical questions — whatever floats their boat.
9:22 p.m. EDT: The Tesla bot is on stage — a real, sleek one! He’s waving at the crowd now. So we have a prototype!
9:25 p.m. EDT: Musk says the bot can do more than it does on stage. A video showing its other features is shown, where the bot is seen working at the Fremont plant, watering plants among other things. Musk says the humanoid can identify objects. A bot with Tesla-designed actuators – Musk says it’ll be ready to walk in weeks.
9:30 p.m. EDT: Optimus can move his fingers. The goal is to make it useful, Musk says. It’s “extremely useful” and done in volume, probably in volume. So it could cost less, around $20,000, according to Tesla.
9:33 p.m. EDT: Musk appreciates the team for doing a great job but says there’s still a lot of room for improvement. He is appealing for talent to join the company as it seeks to “do the right thing”.
9:35 p.m. EDT: Musk gives his vision for the economy — a future of abundance, without poverty. A fundamental transformation that promises security.
He reiterates why Tesla remains a public company, giving people control. The public can influence Tesla’s policies and actions.
9:40 p.m. EDT: After the talent pitch, another Tesla team member walks the audience through the development timeline of the Tesla bot.
Regarding the power consumption of the bot, 100W in a sitting position, 500W in fast walking, and it weighs 73 kg. The degrees of freedom are greater than 200.
Tesla shows Optimus with actuators. The company is working on optimizing costs, reducing wiring at the ends and centralizing electrical distribution.
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