Elon Musk, What's up with that dude?

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  1. nivek

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    There's two Tesla cars in my area, I've seen them on the road, very nice cars, I would own one of them but I would never use the autopilot option lol...

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  3. HAL9000

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    Interesting video.

    Out of reach for me. Ans I don't really need one.
     
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  4. AD1184

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    I wouldn't want one, for much the same reason that I wouldn't want any other modern car: every single interaction you have with the vehicle is shared with the manufacturer. Everywhere you go is logged, how fast you were going when you went there, the control inputs you made, whether and when you opened the doors, boot, or any other storage compartment, whether you had the air conditioning or the heater on. Elon Musk can find out.
     
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  5. nivek

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    Isn't that true only if you opt in for the guardian service plans the manufacturers offer, like for instance Onstar service that General Motors offers?...On star is built in my Chevrolet vehicle but I do not pay for the service so my vehicle isn't active on that system...I guess it's possible they are still tracking my vehicle without my permission or knowledge, I don't know enough about that...

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    Follow-up to the above video...


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    Tesla is building an AI humanoid robot called Optimus, says Elon Musk

    Tesla will branch out from building electric, self-driving cars to produce humanoid robots designed to “eliminate dangerous, repetitive, boring tasks” and respond to voice commands from their owners.

    The robot, referred to as Optimus by those inside the company, will be 173 centimetres tall and weigh 57 kilograms. Its body will be powered by 40 electromechanical actuators and its face will feature a screen display. Optimus will be able to carry a cargo of up to 20 kilograms, and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk claims that a working prototype will be ready next year.

    Speaking at the company’s AI Day event, designed to attract engineering and research talent to the company, Musk said that much of the technology in Tesla’s self-driving cars is applicable to or useful in creating humanoid robots.

    “Tesla is arguably the world’s biggest robotics company because our cars are like semi-sentient robots on wheels,” he said. “It kind of makes sense to put that onto a humanoid form. We’re also quite good at sensors and batteries and actuators.”

    Musk said the machine will be limited to a walking speed of 8 kilometres per hour and will be deliberately weak enough that most humans will be able to overpower it if needed. “You never know,” said Musk, who had suggested earlier in his presentation that artificial general intelligence – hypothetical AIs that could complete any task a human can perform – was the largest threat currently facing humanity.

    The robot is still in development, but automation will make physical work a choice in the future, which will have profound implications for the economy and require universal basic income as government policy, said Musk. A human dancer inside a suit was presented at the event to give the audience a flavour of what to expect from the robot.

    Tesla also announced an AI-optimised, custom computer chip called D1, which it is using to create a supercomputer called Dojo. This machine is intended to process vast amounts of camera and sensor data from Tesla cars and train the neural networks behind Tesla’s self-driving technology. These improvements and updates can then be sent out to cars around the world via the internet.

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  8. HAL9000

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    ..These improvements and updates can then be sent out to cars around the world via the internet...

    Yes, I can imagine it.

    'Ok, all cars. on my count of three, all turn immediately to the left'.

    The hacking terrorists will love it.
     
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  9. Toroid

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    Obviously a cousin to Optimus Prime.
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  10. Non smoking gun

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    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15173782/
    A Guy Martin documentary looked at the cost of a 500ml journey, diesel vs electric, when using the expensive fast chargers and found the diesel was slightly cheaper. Will stick with dinosaur juice for the time being.
     
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  11. pigfarmer

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    Not Tesla but GM has problems with the battery suppliers and a billion dollar ****-up

    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

    ** and although it's been explained no, I don't know how to change the displayed text for a link in this forum
     
  12. AD1184

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    Electric vehicles have a multitude of problems. One pretty big one is that, if we are all supposed to change our internal combustion engined vehicles to electric, where is the electrical generating capacity to power them all going to come from?

    Here in the UK, there are massive issues looming in maintaining the capacity we have already got, such as the fact that six of seven functioning nuclear reactors are due to go offline before the end of the decade. Only one new nuclear reactor is being constructed, massively behind schedule, and massively over budget, and a recently completed version of the same new reactor abroad indicates that the technology it is based might not be all that sound.

    A partial solution proposed is that the power grid might be able to steal back the electricity from people's electric car batteries when their owners believe that they are on charge if there is a sudden loss in supply from unreliable renewables that are expected to fill the gap (but in practice will not).

    Combine this with the forced switchover to electric central heating and cooking ranges and we are set for a major energy disaster.

    Another partial solution is 'smart meters' in people's homes which are advertised to consumers as tools to help them monitor and reduce their electrical consumption, and many are coerced into having them fitted when signing up for home energy contracts. Their real purpose is that they disguise a network-connected solid-state relay that provides a remote means for the power companies to immediately disconnect many consumers' electricity when the grid is unable to meet demand.
     
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  13. JahaRa

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    Where do you get this information?
     
  14. nivek

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    In the link provided in that post...

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  15. pigfarmer

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    Agreed. My family is in the midwest and when I have been out there sometimes you have to stop and wait for an enormous train to pass - often full of coal. Buying an electric car might just be shifting the problem elsewhere - although in that same area now I see wind turbines in use so maybe over time that will even out.

    I had to put a new meter in when I did the 200 amp upgrade to my house. I don't know if they can cut off the juice remotely - nothing in the thing I can see to do that with. The primary benefit is that they can read it remotely - usually just a truck driving down the street. Don't think it's on a network.
     
  16. pigfarmer

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    This is lifted from a Jay Leno article I read in that traditional cars have completely isolated systems keeping fluids under often under pressure where they belong. Oil, fuel, hydraulics and in some cases pneumatics.All electric really does sound like better engineering and the benefit apparently is astounding yet boring performance
     
  17. HAL9000

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    But the battery safety can be a bit questionable. Very hard to extinguish a battery fire.
     
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    Sorry, I was working and just browsing while waiting for a program to run. Did not see a link.
     
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    Links are always highlighted in blue text, the circled text in the screenshot below is the link...

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