Less than one week after officially announcing a date for AI Day, Tesla has begun sending out invitations for the event. It will be held at 5:00pm PST on August 19, 2021 in Palo Alto, California.
As Tesla is known to do, the invitation gives us a hint of what to expect, and also provides more details on what attendees will get to see and do.
The cover of the invitation shows what is likely to be Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer. Elon Musk first revealed the existence of this state of the art computer last year, saying it will be used to optimize neural net training both for Full Self-Driving (FSD) and other applications.
After clicking on the RSVP link at the bottom of the invitation, more details are provided about the event. As expected, Elon Musk will be prominently featured as the keynote speaker. Attendees will also get demos from Tesla engineers, and even have the opportunity to get a test ride in the Model S Plaid.
Join us in Palo Alto, CA on August 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. PDT. This invite-only event will feature a keynote by Elon, hardware and software demos from Tesla engineers, test rides in Model S Plaid and more. Attendees will be among the first to see our latest developments in supercomputing and neural network training. They’ll also get an inside-look at what’s next for AI at Tesla beyond our vehicle fleet.
Probably the most interesting part of the invitation is the last sentence, where the company says they will reveal “what’s next for AI at Tesla beyond our vehicle fleet.” It is anyones guess as to what that could be, but Dr. Dennis Hong is likely involved.
Hong is a professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and the founding director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory). His focus is on robot locomotion and manipulation, autonomous vehicles, and humanoid robots.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Hong all but confirmed he has been working with Tesla on something that will be revealed on AI Day. Many of the tweets have since been deleted, indicating he likely divulged a little too much information before he was supposed to.
— Dennis Hong (@DennisHongRobot) August 3, 2021