Today, September 30, is Tesla’s AI Day. Elon Musk has said that he hopes to show off a prototype of the company’s humanoid robot, Optimus, at this event. The event will take place at Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. It will be live-streamed and is expected to start around 5 PM PT/8 PM ET, which is when last year’s AI Day started.
The company hasn’t said much about how to watch the AI event yet, but it’s likely that it will be streamed on YouTube like the first Tesla AI Day. We don’t know a lot about what will be announced, but based on the invitation, we’re likely to hear about “the latest developments in artificial intelligence, including Full Self-Driving, Tesla Bot, Dojo, and more.”
Elon Musk has also said that he sees AI Day as a way to find new employees.
Musk has also said that he sees AI Day as a way to find new people to work in Tesla’s robotics division. He recently said that the Tesla Bot is “the most important product we’re working on this year” and that it “could become more important than the vehicle business over time.”
Note, this event is meant for recruiting AI & robotics engineers, so will be highly technical https://t.co/BcxAEv6qJd
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
About twice a year, Tesla holds public events. This year, to celebrate the opening of the company’s Gigafactory in Texas, we had the Cyber Rodeo, and now we have AI Day. In the past few years, Tesla has held events not to show off new products but to show off technologies that the company thinks are important to its future growth. In 2020, Tesla held its first “Battery Day” event. At this event, the company talked about plans to lower the cost of battery development so that it could make an electric car for $25,000.
Meanwhile, Tesla has put off making the much-anticipated Cybertruck until 2023, so a customer delivery event probably won’t happen for at least another year.