Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday presented a project for a human metallic robot, which will be able to perform repetitive tasks and will be built using the same technology as the company’s semi-autonomous vehicles.
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The eccentric businessman promised next year a prototype of the “Tesla Bot”, which would have five fingers on his hands and a black and white androgynous silhouette.
“Tesla is definitely the most important robotics company in the world, because cars are semi-conscious robots on wheels, with a computer on board dedicated to self-driving,” Elon Musk said at an event. Intelligence.
“It only makes sense to give it all a human form,” he added.
The aim of the presentation, which focused on the development of autonomous driving technologies, was to attract new engineers.
Tesla is being investigated over “autopilot” and “full autonomous driving” (FSD) driver assistance technologies. They are accused of misleading motorists into believing that vehicles can drive themselves almost alone.
But this topic was not touched upon during the two-and-a-half hour lecture, and the audience’s questions were broadcast live on the Internet.
The Tesla Bot will be “friendly” and you can “run away from it faster than it seems,” Elon Musk joked.
He also spoke of “profound repercussions for the economy”, because “the economy is based on work.” Hence he envisions a world in which physical effort will not be compulsion, but rather a ‘choice’.
The second richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, Elon Musk created other start-ups: SpaceX, which became the world’s first private rocket launch company, and the brain implant company Neuralink.
He believes in the dangers of artificial intelligence competing with human civilization and hopes, thanks to Neuralink, to achieve a “coexistence” between humans and these technologies.
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