Tesla AI Day 2022 :-> Tesla AI Day 2022 was held on Friday to celebrate the progress made in vehicle and autonomous robot research. We were able to see the Optimus robot walking around the stage, as well as updates on self-driving technology and a glimpse at the Dojo hardware that powers Tesla’s AI research.
Tesla AI Day 2022
Here are the lessons we took away from the Tesla AI Day 2022 The Tesla Bot can walk on its own
After a long delay, the working version of Optimus was finally revealed. It is 73kg in weight, has a 2.3kWh lithium-ion battery and can walk and wave with third-party actuators. To tease the audience, the next Optimus model was pulled out. It featured a more sleek design with a metal casing that covered its torso and limbs using Tesla-built actuators.
Elon Musk tweeted that there would be a catgirl version to his Optimus robot shortly after revealing it. Although it is hard to determine if Musk was serious, he replied to a Q&A question that suggested there might be other appearances of Optimus. The robot can be skinned in many ways.
Fully Self-driving increases to 1,60,000 beta users
Tesla’s Autopilot team stated that Full Self Driving has made great strides. It went from having 2,000 Tesla drivers last year to 1,60,000 this year. Although it is currently only available in the US and Canada, Musk stated that they will expand globally if there are no regulatory issues.
Tesla engineers also explained how they were able to speed up the car’s decision-making capabilities. Instead of weighing options in milliseconds, they can now weigh them in 100 microseconds. This is ten times faster. FSD’s tech is able to see the world around Tesla in 3D geometry, and make choices based upon what’s around them.
Dojo is quicker than stacks upon stacks of GPUs
Tesla is building a huge, custom-built stack hardware called Dojo to train the AI on all the video it’s receiving and beaming back. Tesla used a lot of hardware to get the AI team the required performance to process 30 Petabytes of footage.
Dojo could be loaned by Tesla to companies for training their APIs
While Tesla could certainly build Dojo and integrate it to train its own AI, Musk answered a question from an AI Day audience member by saying that the company won’t likely sell their custom cabinets to businesses. Musk speculated that Tesla could sell compute time to a Dojo, similar to Amazon Web Service.