Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla’s AI Day could happen this summer in late July.
Tesla AI Day is sure to be jam-packed with exciting new details about the company’s various AI ventures, especially its Dojo supercomputer. Musk revealed in August 2020 that Tesla was working on a neural network (NN) training computer called Dojo that would process “vast quantities of video data.”
According to a Tesla patent filed last month, the company created a device that uses two neural networks to estimate object distances using only image data. The primary function of the second neural network was to generate training materials in the form of annotated images for the first. It’s possible that the NN that creates training materials is connected to Dojo. During AI Day, Tesla is likely to provide more in-depth information about these and other technologies.
During Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call, Musk hinted that Dojo could be a service the company offers. During AI Day, Tesla can elaborate on Dojo’s business potential. “Dojo is a training supercomputer. We think it may be the best neural net training computer in the world by possibly an order of magnitude. So it is a whole thing in and of itself,” Musk said.
Elon Musk and Tesla may also include an update on Tesla’s next-generation chip, which was first discussed a few years ago during Autonomy Day. Musk mentioned during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call in January that the next-generation Tesla chip was not a priority for the company at this time. During Tesla’s AI Day, however, some details on the subject can still be shared.
Musk teased the arrival of FSD’s subscription service and the FSD Beta download button shortly after announcing the potential date of Tesla AI day. Tesla has made considerable progress with its autonomy software since the initial version of the advanced driver-assist system was launched, as evidenced by the rollout of the FSD subscription and its download button.