What To Expect From The Tesla AI Day 2022 Event
On September 30th, Elon Musk will give an overview of the company’s journey to fully autonomous vehicles, as well as officially announcing the Optimus Robot.
Tesla is hosting an “AI Day” event on September 30th, where Elon Musk’s company will showcase ongoing developments towards the complete automation of its vehicles, ultimately leading to a range of entirely driverless cars.
This year’s event, however, promises something that will almost certainly overshadow Tesla’s automated cars: A robot called Optimus, which Elon Musk is billing as having “the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time.”
Optimus Tesla Bot
The Optimus robot is causing something of a stir online. Many believe it may be a gimmick to showcase Tesla’s other AI projects, whereas others are skeptical it will ever turn out to be real. One thing is certain though: Tesla is arguably one of the biggest robotics pioneers in the world, so it makes sense that the company is keen to produce a humanoid robot.
Musk has stated that the Optimus robot will be “friendly” with human-like hands and a fully self-driving Tesla computer for a brain. Tesla engineers think it will likely be another 10 years before the Optimus bot is ready to be sold to consumers. However, a large portion of the company’s resources seem to be being funneled into the project.
Autonomous Vehicle Update
Back to real-world technology, the Tesla AI Day will feature announcements that most regular people have been waiting for. The company has already announced that 160,000 drivers across North America are beta testing its vehicles in a fully driverless format, so it will be interesting to hear updates on a program that hasn’t been without controversy (read: plenty of crashes and accidents!).
Alongside autonomous cars and robots, AI Day will also feature news on Dojo, a powerful Nvidia-based supercomputer that will train the company’s AI systems. Last year, the computer was still in development, so it will be interesting to see what’s been achieved in the previous twelve months. Musk has claimed that Dojo will be capable of an exaFLOP of computing — for us mere mortals, we’d have to perform one calculation per second for 31,688,765,000 years to match what Dojo can achieve in a second!
Overall, we’re expecting big things from Tesla’s AI Day 2022, which will be a chance for the company to lay out its vision for the future, which will undoubtedly be something to look forward to in an era that currently seems increasingly pessimistic.
You’ll be able to watch the event on Tesla’s official YouTube channel here.
A Line-Up Of Over 100 Shows Comes To Snapchat This Ramadan
Snapchatters can watch a wide range of content, including entertainment, drama, and comedy.
As people across the Middle East celebrate the beginning of Ramadan this week, Snapchat has announced a new line-up of over 100 Ramadan shows to be added to the Discover platform, bringing drama, comedy, and more for the holy month. Snapchatters can also browse Spotlight to discover fresh creators and content from across the MENA region and beyond.
Snapchat partners on the Discover line-up include the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, Augustus Media, MBC Group, Rotana Media Group, Dubai Media Inc, 7awi Group, Alfan Group, and more. Snap Inc. has revealed that shows will include “Netflorex, THAT, and Marahel, as well as MBC’s highly anticipated show Tash Returns, Studio 23, and prank show Ramez Never End”.
Snapchat’s Discover and Spotlight will also feature creator content from Saudi legacy Creator Bader Saleh, Ahmad Alzahabi’s cooking show “The Golden Balance”, and Muslim Girl, a US-based award-winning creator empowering Muslim women worldwide.
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“This Ramadan, we are partnering with some of the region’s most trusted media partners and fan-favorite creators to showcase engaging content on Discover and Spotlight. Snapchatters spent 31 percent more time watching Ramadan content than the year prior. We are excited to help our community discover new creators and content in a personalized way, allowing them to watch and share their favorite content that captures the spirit of the holy month,” says Hussein Freijeh, General Manager at Snap Inc. in MENA.
To view Snapchat’s Discover shows, simply swipe right on the app, search for the show you want to watch, and then subscribe!