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Did you watch the Tesla AI conference?

Of course. If you missed it, it's here ( If you don't have time for the full 2+ hours, you can watch Lex Fridman's summary here (, or Rob Maurer's highlights here (

Tesla AI Day wasn't a "conference", it was a recruiting event. If you want to see how effective it was in that regard, watch James Douma stammering and giggling in this talk with Dave Lee (

My take is that Tesla is trying to be a compelling place to work for all the best AI and robotics people in the world. And AI Day made a pretty good case for that. They're doing amazing things, making great progress, and are aiming way high so there's a ton more meaningful and "impossible" work to do. That's exactly what attracts the best people.

Musk says Tesla will have a humanoid robot that can do repetitive boring tasks that humans don’t want to do by next year.

Not really. He said they would have a prototype next year. He's also said that prototypes are easy, and mass manufacturing is hard. I wouldn't expect a mass manufactured product for 6-10 years. A consumer version of a humanoid robot would probably be towards the far end of that range.

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