Tesla announces the date for its second AI day

Tesla announces the date for its second AI day

Tesla’s second AI Day will be held on August 19, 2022, CEO Elon Musk has announced. Yes, that’s the exact same date as last year.

Musk said the event will feature “many cool updates,” including a preview of Tesla’s upcoming robot, the Tesla Bot.

Tesla’s AI Day is less a news-oriented event and more a technical playground designed to lure AI experts to come work for Tesla. Still, last year’s event had some interesting news as well.

The Tesla Bot was first mentioned during the inaugural AI Day. It’s a sentient humanoid robot designed to operate “dangerous, repetitive, boring tasks.” The company said there would be an actual prototype in 2022, which is what we might see at AI Day 2. And in April, during Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo event in Austin, Musk said that production of the first version of the robot might commence in 2023.

During the event, Tesla also showed a rendering of Cybertruck during an AI presentation (the Cybertruck, checks notes, still isn’t available for purchase) and unveiled its powerful Dojo supercomputer.

This year, hopefully, the company will spend some time talking about its Full Sell-Driving (FSD) system, which has been available as beta to some users since October 2020 but a broadly available version keeps getting delayed.

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Stan Schroeder

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