After Months Of Complaining About AGI being Unsafe Are Tesla Really Working on AGI?
Tesla, the company led by Elon Musk, is in the process of developing a powerful supercomputer named Dojo, which is anticipated to be the most formidable AI training computer globally. Dojo plays a pivotal role in supporting Tesla’s mission to achieve full self-driving capabilities for its vehicles.
All we can say is it’s about time. When it comes to self driivng cars you either go all in or abandon this idea. Let’s face it it’s been in the making for such a long time and very little has changed.
What is Dojo and How Does it Work?
Dojo is a supercomputer designed to process and analyze vast datasets collected from Tesla’s global fleet of vehicles, utilizing them for training its AI models. It harnesses a custom chip architecture tailored for AI training, known as D1. D1 is a 7-nanometer chip, capable of delivering up to 362 teraflops of performance per chip.
Dojo comprises multiple D1 chips interconnected via a high-speed connection referred to as Dojo Interconnect. This interconnect facilitates efficient communication and cooperation among the D1 chips. The supercomputer also utilizes a proprietary software stack, allowing Tesla to scale its AI models and data across thousands of D1 chips.
Dojo has the capability to train AI models faster and more effectively than Tesla’s existing supercomputer, which is already among the world’s most powerful computers. Additionally, Dojo can experiment with novel AI techniques, including self-supervised learning and end-to-end learning. Self-supervised learning enables AI models to be trained without human-labeled data, instead using the data itself for supervision. End-to-end learning involves training AI models directly from raw inputs to outputs, without intermediate steps or modules.
Why Does Tesla Need Dojo?
Tesla requires Dojo to realize its ambitious goal of achieving full self-driving (FSD) capabilities for its vehicles. FSD refers to a vehicle’s capacity to autonomously navigate any condition or scenario without human intervention. Achieving FSD necessitates training AI models on vast datasets collected from the cameras and sensors on Tesla’s vehicles.
Tesla’s AI models are responsible for identifying objects, such as cars, pedestrians, traffic signs, and road markings, and for planning and executing actions like steering, braking, and changing lanes. These models are continuously updated and enhanced through over-the-air software updates delivered to Tesla vehicles.
Tesla claims to have an advantage in the self-driving car field due to its access to extensive real-world data collected from its vehicles. Nonetheless, Tesla faces challenges and competition from other companies like Waymo, Uber, and Cruise, which employ different approaches and technologies for self-driving cars.
Tesla believes that Dojo will provide it with a competitive edge by enabling faster and more effective training of AI models. Additionally, Tesla aspires to leverage Dojo to realize its ultimate goal of achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI), which refers to an AI system’s capacity to perform any intellectual task that a human can. We find this all a little odd considering Elon musk was whining about AI and not wanting AGI to take over, strange right?
When Will Dojo Be Ready?
While Tesla has not officially announced a release date for Dojo, Elon Musk has stated that it is expected to be ready by the end of 2023 or early 2024. Musk also indicated that Dojo would be made available as a service for other companies and researchers to use. Furthermore, it is intended to be open source, allowing anyone to access and modify its code.
With the introduction of Dojo, Tesla is poised to become one of the most influential and impactful entities in the field of artificial intelligence. We just need to ensure they keep the consumer in mind with these new technologies. We can’t help but think Elon musk wants to put regulation in place to slow other companis down while he tries to steamrole ahead.