On Thursday, Tesla celebrated the Tesla AI Day, where the CEO depicted Tesla as a company with “deep A.I. activity in hardware on the inference level and on the training level” that can be utilized in the future for features beyond self-driving cars, comprising a humanoid robot that Tesla is currently creating. Tesla AI Day commenced after a rousing 45 minutes of industrial music, which was also “The Matrix” soundtrack and headlined a procession of Tesla engineers clarifying and describing several Tesla tech with the apparent purpose of enlisting the best and brightest to join Tesla’s vision and A.I. team and enable the company go to autonomy and beyond.
“There’s a tremendous amount of work to make it work, and that’s why we need talented people to join and solve the problem,” stated Musk.
Prior events such as “Battery Day” and “Autonomy Day,” the A.I. Day event was streamed live on Tesla’s YouTube channel. Plenty of super technical jargon was used, but it was worth watching.
The Tesla chip
The Senior Director of Tesla, Ganesh Venkataramanan, uncovered Tesla’s computer chip designed and built entirely in-house. The company is using it to run its supercomputer called Dojo. Extensively Tesla’s A.I. architecture is dependent on Dojo, the neural network training computer that Musk states will process vast quantities of camera imaging data four times faster than average computing systems. The idea is that the Dojo-trained AI software will be provided to Tesla customers through over-the-air updates. The chip that Tesla showed on Thursday is named “D1,” including a 7 nm technology. The Tesla director proudly showed the chip that possesses GPU-level to compute with CPU connectivity and twice the I/O bandwidth of “the state of the art networking switch chips that are out there today and are supposed to be the gold standards.” He explained all the technicalities of the chip.
Tesla also mentioned various other projects they are currently working on, such as the Tesla Bot, a humanoid bot.