Tesla AI Day is the annual event in which Tesla reveals all of its upcoming projects and showcases its latest technology. If you’re debating whether or not to tune in, here’s what you can expect.
This event is similar to the annual events of other big tech companies, such as Apple Far Out the event took place earlier this month, Samsung’s Unpacked event and Google’s annual I/O keynote. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about what is to come. Musk teases about Twitter that the event will feature “a lot of exciting specs and hardware demos.”
While news about Tesla electric vehicles makes up a big part of these events, with Tesla, there are always surprises. Last year, the biggest surprise was the dancing robot that walked onto the stage to accompany Tesla CEO Elon Musk. A man in a robot suit is Tesla’s innovative way of announcing its first humanoid robot, Optimus.
How to Watch Tesla’s AI Day
The event will take place today and be live stream on Tesla website begins at 6:15 p.m. PT. One leaked tickets to the event shows that Tesla is holding an event at one of its locations in Palo Alto, California from 5 to 11 p.m. PT.
Keep reading to learn about the technologies we expect to see featured tonight.
After all the noise Optimus made last year, it can be expected that humanoid robots will top this year’s event. Musk has not officially confirmed that Optimus will be the subject of discussion at this year’s event by moving the event date from August 19 to September 30, due to possible Optimus prototype at a later date. .
So what is the hype about Optimus? Aside from the futuristic design that makes it look like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie, Optimus also attracts attention because it’s a Tesla AI-powered humanoid robot that could revolutionize the way humans people who do everything.
Also known as a Tesla bot, Optimus will be a 5-foot 8-inch robot that can perform human tasks like carrying 45 pounds and lifting 145 pounds.
“Of course, it aims to be user-friendly and navigate through a world built for humans and eliminate dangerous, repetitive and boring tasks,” Musk said at Tesla AI Day this year. last.
People remain skeptical as to who the intended consumers for this product are, as it will likely be a huge investment for an average household. Also, robots have never really been deployed in households, except Robots of the Roomba . typeso the release of this product will be a strong departure from current technology.
Other uses for robots will be factories and the service industry, which could benefit from the support AI-driven robots can provide.
It’s no secret that Tesla uses Tesla AI Day to recruit talent. Musk has admitted that the main purpose of Tesla AI Day is recruiting.
On Tesla’s website, in the Tesla Bot section, Tesla says it is looking for talent to further develop Optimus. Therefore, this further confirms that Tesla will talk about Optimus at the event to fill the talent gap.
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2. Self-driving cars
While Tesla’s promise of a self-driving car is nothing new, Tesla has yet to release a self-driving car to the public. At an energy conference in Norway last month, Musk announced plans to prepare Tesla’s self-driving car technology by the end of the year, Reuters reports.
Musk shows that he is very passionate about self-driving car technology, declaring via Twitter“Self-driving electric cars will be the big deal. Gasoline cars without autonomy will be like riding a horse and using a flip phone. It’s still happening, but it’s a niche market.”
Since Musk first announced the idea in 2016, there have been a number of new release dates each year, all of which are short-lived. He even promised a self-driving Tesla ride from NYC to LA, which was delayed to 2017, then 2018 and has yet to happen. So we can expect another update at the event, hopefully with an official date arriving before the end of the year.
Tesla’s promised self-driving technology will be significantly different from existing features – will not need any driver at all.
Tesla’s current capabilities allow its vehicles to perform a number of automated actions, such as autonomous driving, autonomous parking, automatic lane change, and identification of stop signs and lights. traffic, and slow down your vehicle when approaching traffic signs. However, human direction is still required.
3. Tesla Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck isn’t a completely new concept either – it was originally introduced in 2019. Since the initial announcement, the Cybertruck’s production date continues to be pushed further and further back. For this reason alone, we can expect the much-anticipated Cybertruck to be a star of Tesla’s AI Day. However, on Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that this vehicle can also “shortly” act like a boat.
With such a sensational statement being announced the day before Tesla AI Day, we are almost certain that the Cybertruck will be talked about at the event.
The electric pickup truck has a unique, geometric design unlike any truck you’ll see on the road. The Tesla website claims that the truck offers “better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car.”
After testing the truck in January, Musk teased that the Cybertruck was “awesome”.
Today, we can expect Musk to update us with details about this pickup tomorrow, as well as details on when we can expect the Cybertruck to be in production and shipping. .
4. Dojo chips
Dojo refers to Tesla’s in-house supercomputer for machine learning – an AI training machine. “Dojo is a neural network training computer optimized for video (for self-driving),” Musk said via Twitter.
At Tesla AI Day last year, Tesla announced the Dojo supercomputer. However, at that time supercomputers were still under development. This AI day, we can expect updates on the development of the Dojo program.
Musk first said that robotaxi would be on the road by the end of 2020. More than two years later, we’re still waiting for self-driving Teslas to go public, much less a self-driving taxi.
However, a few months ago, during Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call, Musk said: “We want to achieve output [the robotaxi] in 2024.”
During the call, Musk also said that robotaxi would provide the cheapest type of transportation, with a ride by robotaxi costing less than a subsidized bus ticket.
Because of the recent taxi talks, it wouldn’t be surprising if on Tesla AI Day we get another update.
Tesla Supercharger V4
Tesla has yet to officially announce the release of its most advanced supercharger, the Supercharger V4. This charger is expected to outperform its predecessor, the Supercharger V3, in charging power, with at least 300 kW.
Even though Tesla didn’t announce the Supercharger, we know what the Supercharger V4 will look like, so design plan and construction plan that Tesla fans dug up and posted on Twitter, and the construction plans reveal where the first site will be located.
Despite the increased power output, the design of the Supercharger V4 remains essentially the same. The design plans reveal that it will have a similar shape, with the only difference being that the nozzle will be on the outside rather than in the hollow inside where it is currently located.
We can expect Musk to announce the release and production of the Supercharger V4 as well as the appearance, location and performance details.
New Tesla Factory Location
For months, there have been rumors about where the next Tesla factory will be opened. In June, Tesla held a company-wide meeting with employees in which Musk said he was looking at sites for new factories, according to Electrek.
Musk also said that the new location may not be the US, with locations in Canada and Mexico also being considered. This Tesla AI day will be a great opportunity for Tesla to announce where their next factory will be and what the focus of the plant will be.
As mentioned earlier, Tesla used the Tesla AI day to deliver surprises, such as a 5-foot, 8-inch human “robot” last year. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Tesla turned down the things on this list and dropped something completely unexpected this year. If you don’t want to sit through a 6-hour live stream to find out, don’t worry, we’ll do a roundup with every Tesla update.