Elon Musk Predicts His AI-Powered Robots Will Outnumber Humans

Paigambar Mohan Raj
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted that AI-powered humanoid robots will eventually outnumber humans. Musk’s comments about AI robots were made at Tesla‘s very first Investor Day presentation held at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

The billionaire owner of Twitter stated:

“The thing that I think Tesla brings to the table that others don’t have is that we have real-world AI.”

Musk played a video of the updated “Optimus” robot prototype at the presentation and said that he intends to use the robots in Tesla factories, as well as sell to the public.

Tesla vehicles are known for their autopilot capabilities. Musk said that the car was like a robot on wheels, while “Optimus” is a robot on legs. However, he did not announce any fixed launch date.

Tesla’s AI Day event in 2021 marked the first time the Optimus robot’s plans were made public. The robot, however, was actually just a human dressed in a bodysuit.

Elon Musk worried about AI?

Although Musk is at the forefront of AI technology, he has said that artificial intelligence stresses him out. The CEO stated a few days ago that Tesla and all other companies working on powerful AI should be subject to regulation. However, his recent comments reveal his concerns about the technology.

Elon Musk was one of the first individuals to support OpenAI and provide funding for ChatGPT. However, the tech giant feels that the GPT-based generator has grown too sophisticated. Musk is now trying to assemble a team to create a rival to the popular chatbot.

There is no denying that the future will be very heavily based on artificial intelligence. However, there are some risks that come along with such developments. Countering these risks should be one of the main priorities of the tech companies and regulators. Musk is one of the top people who are working in the field, and therefore has in-depth knowledge about the workings of AI-powered machines and software. However, how the space unfolds, is yet to be seen.