This robot can walk, wave and dance.
I am a Gear Head that not only loves automotives, but I also like gadgets and technology, which defines a Gear Head. A Gear Head is a high-tech enthusiast who loves electronic devices and gadgets. The term also refers to a "motorhead," a person who is mechanically inclined and loves cars.
Elon Musk is one of my idols, not only because Musk is amazing at what he does with SpaceX, Tesla and the fact he makes awesome stuff, but we share a non-visible disability. I will leave you up to do the research of what he has, but I will be blunt and say that I have a "LD", which stands for Learning Disability, and his disability is similar to mine. Enough blabbering and on with the story.
Elon Musk blew everyone's minds away when he introduced his new Humanoid Robot named Optimus, which he played with on stage at the Tesla AI Day Event in Silicon Valley.
Telsa's official debut of the AI robot named Optimus started out with the robot walking on stage in style, the robot didn't stop wowing people after walking on stage like he owned it, but Optimus starting dancing and waving on stage as well, and that is what really blew people's minds.
Elon Musk said the release of Optimus is the first step toward a “fundamental transformation of civilization as we know it,” shortly before the robot waved at the crowd, lifted its knees, danced and walked off.
“This is literally the first time the robot has operated without a tether,” Musk told the cheering audience in Silicon Valley. “The robot can actually do a lot more than we just showed you. We just didn’t want it to fall on its face.” - Elon Musk stated.
Optimus has shiny exterior protecting its important interior holding the technology that helps control this AI robot. Elon Musk said that the Optimus prototype is a work in progress but stated that the project will be completed and mass-marketed in roughly three to five years. according to the BBC.
Musk has previously proclaimed AI “a fundamental existential risk for human civilization,” and he reiterated Friday that artificial intelligence “affects public safety and can do more than humans.” He said “the government” doesn’t understand this yet and promised “to be careful [not to] ... go down the ‘Terminator’ path.”
"AI is a fundamental existential risk for human civilization, and I don't think people fully appreciate that," Musk said. He said he has access to cutting-edge AI technology, and that based on what he's seen, AI is "the scariest problem." Source.
Musk says the praise of not going down the Terminator route was a reference to a James Cameron 1984 sci-fi film where an AI system called Skynet became a threat to human civilization as it took over.
"I think people should be really concerned about it," Musk said. "I keep sounding the alarm bell."
Yes, "robots will do everything better than us," Musk said. But he's worried about more than the job market. Source.
What changed Elon Musks mind about AI technology? Was it because he notices there is a huge market and interest for it? I don't know, but either way I think it is pretty cool as this is a robot that can help with extreme laboring jobs to helping in assistant living homes and more.
When Optimus hits the market, expect to spend a few grand of course to get one. Musk stated that these AI robots will be sold for roughly $20,000 each within a decade's times. Musk mentioned that this would irrevocably change what it means to be human, as an economy is defined by the amount of people and their productivity done - with Optimus being a difference in that.
“At the point at which there is not a limitation on [productive entities] ... it’s not clear what an economy even means at that point,” Musk told the audience.
“An economy becomes quasi-infinite.”
Elon Musk mentioned that future there will be other versions of Optimus, ones that will be capable of having conversations with their human buyer. The software in these robots will have the autopilot software that Tesla uses in their Telsa electric vehicles.
When these other versions of Optimus are finalized, Musk wants to test the robots by having them do tasks within Tesla car factories, this is according to Telsa's engineers.
Compared to a human worker who uses "100W at rest and 500W when walking briskly," Optimus will be able to perform a full day run by a "2.3kWh Tesla battery pack and 52V subsystem," according to Tesla.
There will not only be male versions of Optimus, but there will also be female versions as too.
Credit: Telsa."Naturally, there will be a Catgirl version of our Optimus robot," Musk said on Twitter Friday. - Elon Musk stated
Elon Musk Tweets about it on Twitter.
Robots are not the only thing Elon Musk has focused his mind on lately other than Electric cars and Space but has also stepped into the medical field as well. Elon Musk is working on a brain implant project called Neuralink, which can outmode human speech in "five to ten years."
Musk is also planning much more, like being able to travel and possibly make life on Mars to providing FREE internet.
This article was first on Gear Head on October 14, 2022.