Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will hold their AI Day on August 19th, 2021. Previous events like Autonomy Day and Battery Day have provided insights into Tesla operations and plans for the future.
Now we have a date for the event, the question turns to focus on the agenda. AI Day is likely to include a deep dive into Tesla’s extensive efforts in computer vision, which powers their Autopilot and Full Self Driving software.
We’ve seen presentations from Tesla’s head of AI, Andrej Karpathy who describes AI as eating the software stack. This means parts of the software that runs in the car, that was previously written by developers, is now being driven by AI, rather than specifically written conditional logic.
With driving a car through the complex environment, known as our world, Tesla are tackling this challenge with a data engine. This is feed by real-world events, captured by the cameras on Tesla vehicles, and when scenarios of a certain type are combined, across millions of data points, the car has the ability to learn how to successfully navigate through drivable space, while avoiding pedestrians, vehicles and other random elements in the environment.
The computation required for this, means that Tesla are construction some serious Neural Net training infrastructure. Tesla recently announced they are have built a Supercomputer that was among the 5th most powerful in the world.
It is expected that AI Day may be the official unveiling event