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I hope you and yours are healthy and happy and don’t rely on any boring repetitive work for income. Did you watch the Tesla AI conference? musk, ‘Tesla is no longer just an electric car company or a battery company or renewable energy company. Tesla has optimized AI training with their Dojo Supercomputer, ‘ The Dojo supercomputer will use D1 chips, designed and produced by Tesla. According to Venkataramanan the chip uses a "7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 362 teraflops of processing power". "Tesla places 25 of these chips onto a single “training tile,” and 120 of these tiles come together ...

Musk says Tesla will have a humanoid robot that can do repetitive boring tasks that humans don’t want to do by next year. I know Musk is famous for over promising and under delivering; but, I have to ask, “Do anyone here have an opinion on any of this?”

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Jason
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Did you watch the Tesla AI conference?

Of course. If you missed it, it's here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0z4FweCy4M). If you don't have time for the full 2+ hours, you can watch Lex Fridman's summary here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbDB6xri8o&t=508s), or Rob Maurer's highlights here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keWEE9FwS9o&t=916s).

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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5MYSQmvz-0).

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.

-IGU-
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Humans have been making labor saving devices for a very long time. That's not news. Only the technology is news. A dishwasher is a device that does "boring repetitive tasks that humans don't want to do."

What I found upsetting was Musk's "solution" to the unemployment problem created by technology specially in the low skillset sector. UBI is a terrible idea yet we need a solution to the unemployment problem created by technology. It has to be something much more creative than UBI. Maybe DOJO can suggest something...

BTW, someone made the suggestion that Tesla Bots would be perfect to develop Moon and Mars based infrastructure instead of human astronauts. Sounds like a brilliant idea.

Denny Schlesinger
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Tesla AI Day wasn't a "conference", it was a recruiting event....

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.


When someone is as self assured as Elon Musk he can afford to surround himself with the best people but that is not all, Musk is providing incredible vision and leadership. BTW, the people that criticized the dancing mannequin don't appreciate Musk's sense of humor and showmanship.

I had a wonderful English teacher who said that Shakespeare was not just a writer but an entertainer capable of speaking to different audiences with the same piece, he could entertain royalty and rabble with the same production. Walt Disney had the same ability, entertain toddlers and parents at the same time, one without the other would be a flop.

"Elon Time" is a great example of how he can convert a negative into a positive.

I found his response to Open Source brilliant... "Software is expensive and I don't see how you can make Open Source pay for it. But we will not use our software to bludgeon the competition, we will be happy to license it." No wishy-washy save humanity, charity crap, just business, but a nicer, kinder, gentler type of business. Similar philosophy as with patents.

Denny Schlesinger
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One more AI Day video. "Tesla's New Path - AI Day Explained"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3j8cAe6M6M

This is Rob Maurer again, doing an explainer of what AI Day was about. Very good for the non-technical.

-IGU-
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